Leadership | Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore LEADERSHIP

Matt Auchey

Matt Auchey – Chair of the Board

After graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia, he worked as an Architect in the private sector for over 12 years. More recently he received his MBA from York College of Pennsylvania and joined Green Street Housing as a Project Manager. He lives in Salisbury with his wife Leigh, two daughters and their dog Dudley. He enjoys volunteering as a Historic District Commission member for the city of Salisbury, Traveling outside of the country with his family and paddle surfing on Assateague.

Daniel Mills

Daniel Mills – Vice Chair

Daniel is VP of Business Development for Delmarva Veteran Builders. Daniel has a background in construction management, a degree in security management and over ten years of service in the United States Airforce. Daniel served nine of his ten active duty years in the United States Air Force as an In-Flight Refueler. He deployed to Qatar in March, 2015 for four months.

Beth Bell

Beth Bell – Past Chair

Beth is the CFO of Becker Morgan Group. As a member of the executive leadership team, Beth provides leadership, direction and oversight for the finance, administrative, human resource, and technology functions 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 Past Chair of the Executive Board and 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.


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.

James Malena

James Malena – Chair of the Talbot County Board

Jim Malena is a current board member and 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.

Talli Oxnam

Talli Oxnam – Past Chair & Vice Chair of the 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.

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.

Steve Covey

Steve Covey – Vice Chair of the Caroline County Board

Steve is the executive vice president at Choptank Transport and holds a distinguished record of success with over 20 years of experience in supply chain management.

Steve began his career in 1996 in sales at Perdue Farms in Salisbury where he quickly learned the poultry industry and the intricacies of shipping a national product from local production. In 2004 he joined Choptank Transport as the Director of Business Development and two years later became Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Today, as the Executive Vice President at Choptank, he oversees all aspects of the company with a focus on staff leadership, client services, cost and time analysis for sales and operations and numerous other key functions. 

Steve received his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park and his MBA from Salisbury University's Perdue School of Business.

Tracy Tyler

Tracy Tyler – Chair of the Dorchester County Board

Greg Whitten

Greg Whitten – Vice Chair of the Dorchester County Board

Ryan Kirby

Ryan Kirby – Chair of the Worcester County Board

Ryan started teaching JA in 2008 and was on our Wicomico County board from 2009 to 2015. Ryan became the board president in 2015. Ryan joined our Worcester County board in 2018 and continues to teach a few classes a year. Ryan loves the curriculum and the students' interest & excitement for the program. He's been a financial advisor for 17 years and works with Snowden Lane Partners where he can convert many of JA's concepts to reality. Ryan lives in Berlin with his wife, Kristen, and three daughters, Rylie, Kennedy and Lily. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys coaching youth lacrosse and basketball, the beach, golf and other leisure activities.

Chrissy Maddy

Chrissy Maddy – Vice Chair of the Worcester County Board

Chrissy is vice chair of the Junior Achievement Eastern Shore Worcester County Board. She moved to the Eastern Shore in 2006 after graduating from the North Carolina State University school of business. Chrissy has worked a Mortgage Loan Originator at BB&T since 2006. When not working, Chrissy and her husband, Wes, are busy with their two daughters, Mackenzie and Paige, and boxer Gnarly. Chrissy is currently training for her first marathon in April!

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