Sebastian welcomed

EXIT Realty At The Beach in Ocean Pines announces the addition of Julie Sebastian to its team of real estate professionals.

Bernie Flax, broker/owner of EXIT Realty At The Beach is excited to welcome Sebastian. Flax said that EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people every day.

Sebastian graduated from Penn State with a degree in mineral economics. She then traveled to the Middle East and spent six years teaching and learning more about the world.

Once she returned from the Middle East, she spent the next 11 years working in human services and worked her way up the ladder in several nonprofit agencies.

Sebastian now resides in Ocean Pines with her husband and two sons.

EXIT Realty At The Beach is located at 11002 Manklin Meadows Lane #3, in Ocean Pines. For more information, call 410-208-3948.

Whitman manager

Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the Board of Directors, welcome Petronela Whitman as branch manager of its 59th Street office.

Whitman joined Bank of Ocean City in the spring of 2016 with over eight years of experience in the service industry.

Before moving to the United States in 2013, Whitman managed a Work and Travel office in Iasi, Romania for a little over three years. There she helped J1 students with their internships in the United States.

Whitman started her banking career as a teller for the 59th Street branch before moving to the Operations Department in November 2016. During this time, she received several banking certificates as well as customer service training.

Whitman is also an American Bankers Association Certified Small Business Banker.

Bank of Ocean City is a locally-owned, independent community bank. Established in 1916 and headquartered in West Ocean City, the bank has six offices: three in Ocean City, one in Ocean Pines, one in Berlin.

For more information, contact Tingle at the 59th Street office at 410-524-6144.

Miller promoted

Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the Board of Directors, announces the promotion of Caleb Miller from business development officer, to branch manager/loan officer of the Ocean Pines location.

Miller Joined the Bank of Ocean City in May of 2017 as business development officer with two years of previous banking and financial experience.

Miller is a Stephen Decatur High School graduate. He attended Wor-Wic Community College and then The Art Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, for a degree in business management and digital marketing.

Miller is very active in the community. He serves as the treasurer of the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, the chairman of the Board for The Friends of Bishopville Cemetery Committee and is an ambassador for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce where he most recently won Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2018.

Bank of Ocean City is a locally-owned, independent community bank. Established in 1916 and headquartered in West Ocean City, the bank has six offices: three in Ocean City, one in Ocean Pines, one in Berlin. Its newest addition is in Fenwick Island, Delaware.

For more information, contact Tingle at the 59th Street office at 410-524-6144.

Browning honored

Page Browning, executive vice president of the Coastal Association of Realtors, is being honored by the National Association of Realtors with the Realtor association Certified Executive designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts by Realtor association executives.

Browning is one of over 500 Realtor association executives who have achieved this mark of excellence. Local and state association executives who hold the RCE designation represent Realtors in 50 states/territories.

The RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for Realtor association executives. It exemplifies goal-oriented association executives with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth, according to NAR’s website.

Prior to becoming a candidate for the RCE designation, applicants must document their association management and academic experiences. Eligible candidates must then successfully complete a multiple-choice exam based on a comprehensive understanding of association operations and management practices.

Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of areas critical to Realtor association management, including association law, governance, and issues related to member services. To retain the designation, RCEs must be recertified every four years.

Browning also holds the Certified Association Executive designation through the American Society of Association Executives.

For more information about CAR, call 410-641-4409 visit www.coastalrealtors.org.

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