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Business Briefs 04/21/2017

Apr 20, 2017
Aaron Dufrene

Dufrene promoted

Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, has announced that Aaron Dufrene has been promoted to electronic services representative.

Dufrene began his employment with Taylor Bank in May of 2016 as a seasonal customer service associate at the bank’s 20th Street office in Ocean City. He will complete his Bachelor of Arts in Communications this year.

Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, the bank subsidiary of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc. founded in 1890, offers a wide range of loan, deposit and ancillary banking services through 10 offices located in Worcester County, Maryland and lower Sussex County, Delaware.

Craven joins firm

Montgomery Financial Services LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm registered in Maryland and Delaware, welcomes Nicholas C. Craven to the firm as an associate wealth advisor.

Craven is a licensed insurance agent in Maryland. Additionally, he has passed the Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination: Series 65, and is licensed with Maryland and Delaware as an investment adviser representative.

He graduated in 2016 from Bucknell University, where he studied Economics and History. While attending, he was a member of the Bucknell football team (defensive tackle).

Gum-Layton promoted

Courtney Gum-Layton, LGSW, has been promoted to Medical Social Services resource coordinator and will supervise the staff of social workers at the nonprofit agency.

On Coastal Hospice care teams, social workers provide emotional and social support to patients and those caring for them – in patient homes and at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Social workers also locate community resources that may be beneficial to patients and their families, such as Life Line, Meals on Wheels, VA benefits and advanced directives.

Gum-Layton, received her BSW and MSW from Salisbury University before joining Coastal Hospice as a social worker in 2014. She said she chose social work “to help people find their voice and to advocate for people who can’t speak for themselves.”

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.

Hall joins ASC&D

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley (ASC&D) welcomes Zach Hall as a client advisor in the Life & Health Department.

Hall is a licensed agent specializing in employee healthcare benefits and executive benefits planning.

He received his B.S. degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. He has several years of external relations and management expertise from his time as a public affairs officer for the United States Coast Guard.

He enjoys surfing, reading, playing guitar, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

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

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