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Committee Members

The Eastern Shore Leadership Institute is run by local leaders who have a passion for growing our local professionals’ leadership abilities. Our local professionals, businesses, and non-profits can only be strengthened by having people with greater skills and talent.

Committee Members:

Chairman: Eric Johnston, CFP, President/Financial Advisor of InFocus Financial Advisors Inc. | 410-677-4848 |

At Large Members:

Chelsye Phillips-Hutton, Commercial Real Estate Agent Six Sigma Certified Professional

Kristina Toadvine, Wor-Wic Community College, Director CEWD Partnerships

John Hickman, Salisbury University Director of BEACON, Business Economic and Community Outreach Network

Brian Polkinghorn, Salisbury University, Executive Director of The Bosserman Conflict Resolution Center

Jay Bosley, Chief Operating Officer D3 Marketing –

Jenni Pastusak, Public Relations at D3 Marketing –

Ryan Jackson, The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Community Outreach Coordinator –

Kacey Lingle, City of Salisbury, Human Resources Specialist, Training & Development/ Jaycees Member

David Botscheller, Young Professionals Liaison, Associate Architect Becker Morgan Group

Bill Ferguson, Retired CFO of Choptank Electric, Skills Training Manager

Zach Evans, Moutaire Farms, Public Relations Director

Rick Fahey, Chamber Member, Resource Database Manager

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