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02.22.18 Business Briefs


Jay Wise, team leader/Realtor, for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty, announces two new Delaware licensees to the Ocean City offices.

Kimberly Heaney and Brenda Truelove have taken the class and passed the exam to receive their Delaware Real Estate licenses.

In addition to Heaney and Truelove, the following agents from the Ocean City offices are also able to meet Delaware real estate needs: JoAnn Campbell, Bill Helmuth, Terrence McGowan, Patrick Riordan, John Wells, Ed Balcerzak, David Dykes, Annette Garrisi, Cynthia Jester, Linda Moran and Carol Proctor.

Top agents

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ocean City offices congratulate the following agents for ranking in December’s Top 100 for the Mid-Atlantic Region:

Nancy Reither, 13th; Kim Bounds, 54th, Terri Miller, 59th, Jamie Caine, 60th; Mary Beth Watters, 83rd; Theresa Diefendorf, 91st; and Cyndie Hollowell, 92nd.

Top 20 Teams:

The Noyes Team, fourth; Katy Durham and Rick Meehan, 11th; and McNamara & Associates, 18th.

Barranco joins ASC&D

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley welcomes Andrew Barranco to the Commercial Lines sales team as a client advisor.

Barranco joins the team with many years of sales and marketing experience. He has worked in the marine and retail industries.

He says that “humility and humor are our best tools” for success in the workplace. He currently resides with his wife, Leah, in Milton, Delaware. He enjoys surfing, traveling, mountain biking and skiing.

Headquartered in Willards, Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley is an independent insurance agency specializing in employer benefits, business and personal insurances.

Parsons joins team

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley welcomes Nichole Parsons to the Commercial Lines team as a client support technician.

Parsons joins the team with over 10 years of experience in insurance. She has many years of professional experience providing customer service and support.

She currently resides in Salisbury. Parsons enjoys being a part of a local bowling league, going to the movies, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Headquartered in Willards, Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley is an independent insurance agency specializing in employer benefits, business and personal insurances.

EXIT welcomes Arthur

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

Arthur has worked for the Federal Government for the past 26 years first serving with the Department of Commerce for 20 years with the International Trade Administration’s Foreign Commercial Service.

Arthur is with the Department of Health and Human Services managing a staff of 19 who handle the deployment of the Public Health Service and the National Disaster Medical System personnel to presidentially-declared major disasters or emergencies.

She and her husband, Bill, live in Ocean City. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and time with her children and grandchildren. They all enjoy bike and motorcycle riding, kayaking, traveling and golfing. Arthur also enjoys volunteering as a member with the Ocean City Elks Lodge.

EXIT Realty At The Beach is located at 11002 Manklin Meadows Lane #3 in Ocean Pines.


United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore announces the addition of its new finance manager and a new marketing and communications intern.

Steve Fulkrod joins United Way as finance manager, with over 30 years of nonprofit finance and administration experience at the local, state and national level.

Fulkrod is a 1987 graduate of Eastern NM University and is a U.S. Army veteran. He previously served as the chief finance officer for Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna and as vice president of finance and administration for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, and has been involved with numerous nonprofits throughout his career as both a finance officer and a volunteer.

Brielle McQuiston, currently a freshman at Salisbury University, has joined United Way as a marketing and communications intern through Salisbury University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program.

McQuiston is a marketing major with a minor in Spanish. In her new position, she will be responsible for communication analytics, as well as marketing United Way through social media, press releases and event promotion.

She will also be involved in publicity of various programs within United Way, including the GET CONNECTED Volunteer Center, Lower Shore Opioid Coalition, and Salisbury University’s Student United Way.

Now in its 74th year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 80 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties.

United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in the community, and good health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services.

In 2017, United Way provided nearly $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit

EXIT honors

EXIT Realty At The Beach announce that Ann Holtz was recognized as top producer for 2017.

Holtz said she is pleased and honored to receive the recognition and “it is validation of my commitment to my buyers and sellers.”

Andy Rayne was named Top Producer for December. He thanks his clients for “making December and all of 2017 my best year yet.”

Christy Gordon was named Top Listing Agent for December by EXIT Realty At The Beach of Ocean Pines. Gordon said being an agent with EXIT Realty At The Beach “makes all the work worthwhile, especially when we’re recognized for our efforts. The numbers prove this recognition to be true, but it’s the teamwork that went behind me in earning this recognition.”

EXIT Realty At The Beach is located at 11002 Manklin Meadows Lane #3, in Ocean Pines.


Amy Miller, CPM, managing director of SVN – Miller Commercial Real Estate announces that Director of Property Management Rick Tilghman, CCIM has earned the Certified Property Manager designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Tilghman has been with SVN-Miller since 2004; starting as an advisor specializing in leasing and then working as the director of Business Development before his promotion to director of Property Management in late 2016.

The Institute of Real Estate Management, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, is an association of professional property and asset managers who have met strict criteria in the areas of education, experience and a commitment to a code of ethics.

The CPM designation is the industry’s premier real estate management credential. Tilghman went through rigorous training comprised of seven classes. The weeklong final exam was two-part; a management plan and skills analysis test, and a general knowledge exam.

Over the last two years Tilghman has increased the square footage under management by more than 800,000 square feet and has overseen the addition of six new members to the Property Management team.

For more information about SVN-Miller Property Management Services, contact Tilghman at or call 410-543-2440. SVN – Miller Commercial Real Estate is a financial services firm specializing in commercial real estate.