Leadership | Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore LEADERSHIP

Beth Bell

Beth Bell – Chair of the Board

Beth is the CFO and VP of Operations at Deeley Insurance.  Deeley Insurance is committed to protecting the assets of their clients by providing them with the broadest insurance coverage and the most competitive pricing available in the marketplace today.  As a member of the executive leadership team, Beth provides leadership, direction and oversight for the finance, administrative, human resource, technology functions and personal lines department of the agency.   

Her experience in operational accounting includes CFO at two medical practices, Director of Finance at WBOC, and Controller at Fager's Island restaurant and hotel group. Beth serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Worcester County Board of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. She is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. Beth is a native of Ocean City and currently resides in Bishopville, MD with her husband and 4 children. She enjoys traveling, reading, live music, trying new restaurants, relaxing on the beach and spending quality time with her family.


Kathy Kiernan

Kathy Kiernan – Past Chair of the Board

Kathy Kiernan is an Executive Leadership Coach and Business Consultant with more than 25 years of corporate business experience. Her strengths included strategic planning, leadership development, and problem resolution. Ms. Kiernan created "Open to the Possible Coaching and Consulting" to guide others through the transformation of being more effective and happier leaders. A graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Ms. Kiernan is dedicated to inspiring executives and professionals to grow into their best selves. Her unique background and skills provide a solid foundation for Executives, Companies, and Non-Profits to be open to what is possible. 
With a passion for service work, Ms. Kiernan is Vice-Chair for the Fund for Women's Sussex County Development committee; immediate Past-Chair and current board member of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore; Past-Chair and current member of Salisbury University's Perdue School of Business Executive Advisory Council; Alumni board member for the LeBow School of Business at Drexel University, and many other non-profits on the Eastern Shore. 
Ms. Kiernan received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA and an Executive MBA from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. She is a life-long Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society member and in 2005, received Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Alumni Award for Service to the Community. 

Matt Auchey

Matt Auchey – Chair of Wicomico County Board

Angie Strouth

Angie Strouth – Secretary

Angie is a native of Salisbury, MD and she began her insurance career in 1996. Her former agency merged with Avery W Hall Insurance in 1999 happily making her a team member of The Avery Hall Insurance Group. She received her Property & Casualty Insurance license in 1997, the CISR designation in 2004 and the CIC designation in 2009. She is currently half way through the studies to earn the CPCU designation.

Angie is the Personal Lines Department Manager whose staff services homeowner‟s insurance, automobile / motorcycle insurance policies, recreational vehicles and antique automobile policies in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia areas known as the Delmarva Peninsula. Angie also serves as Secretary for the Executive Board and Assistant Vice President of Avery W. Insurance Agency, Inc. She is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, a member of Insurance Professionals of the Eastern Shore and is very active with the Avery Hall Insurance Relay for Life Team for the American Cancer Society.

Amanda McWilliams

Amanda McWilliams – Treasurer


Amanda McWilliams is a supervisor at Councilor, Buchanan and Mitchell, PC, an accounting firm located in Bethesda and Washington, D.C.. Amanda is a CPA with ten years of public accounting experience, and a graduate of Salisbury University. She specializes in outsourced accounting, business and personal taxes, estates, financial statements, tax research, and tax planning.

Amanda lives in Whaleyville with her husband, two sons, and golden retriever. She is involved in the finance committee of her church, Christ United Methodist Church. She is an avid reader and frequent patron of the public library. 

Amanda joined the Board of Junior Achievement in 2013. Her favorite part of JA is teaching the elementary classes and getting to know the students.

Tonney Insley

Tonney Insley – Chair of Wicomico County Board

Tonney Insley is an advisor with SVN - Miller Commercial Real Estate specializing is sales and leasing of commercial property on the Eastern Shore. Tonney was born in Salisbury, attended Gettysburg College and majored in English. After graduating, Tonney spent 15 years in Washington, DC working as a marketing professional for a number of non-profit organizations and private marketing firms.

Tonney returned to Salisbury after getting married and having children to be closer to family and to have a greater sense of community. His role as a commercial real estate professional is based on three guiding principals:

  • Finding life balance
  • Learning and excelling personally and professionally
  • Being honest in all facets of work and life


Tonney feels his role with Junior Achievement is an extremely important part of his professional development in sharing the importance of strong financial literacy for a better educated citizen and more successful adult.

Tolbert Rowe

Tolbert Rowe – Chair of the Caroline County Board

Tolbert Rowe is Vice President/Lending for Bay Capital Mortgage in Easton specializing in residential mortgages. Tolbert also serves as vice president of the Caroline County Board of Education. He has served on the board for fifteen years, five of which he has served as president, and three as vice president. Tolbert is currently president-elect of Maryland Association of Boards of Education, 2017-2018.

 Community service is integral to Tolbert's ideology. He is volunteer executive director of Channel Marker Foundation Inc., a foundation that serves the needs of individuals with mental illness in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties. He also is treasurer and coach for Mid Shore Challengers Inc., an organization that provides sports opportunities for children and young adults with mental handicaps. He also serves as coach, volunteer, and unified partner with Special Olympics Upper Shore.

Tolbert is a proud native of Caroline County. He currently lives in Greensboro with his wife Jeanne, and daughter Kelsey--who is in the Benedictine OCP program.  Their other daughter, Allison Bringman, and her husband Kyle are parents of their three grandchildren--Brayden and Brett and Clara.

Talli Oxnam 

Talli Oxnam  – Vice-Chair of Talbot County Board

Talli Oxnam is Senior Vice President of Wye Financial & Trust, a division of Shore United Bank and a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies. She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Maryland and the American Bankers Association's Trust School Graduate Program I and II. Prior to joining Wye Financial & Trust, Talli was one of the leaders of Ilex Construction, Inc. for 20 years ultimately serving as Chief Operations Officer. She is currently President of the Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore and an active board member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Vice Chair of Talbot County Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore and Treasurer of Christ Church St Peter's Parish in Easton. Talli resides in Easton with her husband Geoff and their children, Charlotte and Nicholas.


Jim Malena 

Jim Malena  – Vice Chair

Jim Malena is a current board member and Vice Chair; having been involved with Junior Achievement the past several years.  After graduating from Washington College Jim accepted a position at Legg Mason, Inc. in Baltimore.  He found his way back to the Shore in early 2006 joining the Hill Group at Morgan Stanley.   He, his wife and 3 children live in Severna Park and are busy with each of their children's activities.

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