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Business Briefs 07/14/2017

Jul 13, 2017
Grace Masten

Masten graduates

Grace Masten, broker of Sea Grace at North Beach Realtors in Ocean City and a member of the Coastal Association of Realtors (CAR) Board of Directors was among 21 graduates from the Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) 17th annual Leadership Academy honored recently in Annapolis. She received the W.H.C. Wilson Memorial Scholarship award and the David E. Maclin Humanitarian Award.

The scholarship is awarded to the graduate who best demonstrates integrity, a desire to lead and a high ethical standard, both professionally and through community involvement. Masten was awarded the David E. Maclin Humanitarian Award, by her peers, as the graduate who best demonstrated his character and ideals through faith, integrity and a deep commitment to community and real estate endeavors.

Masten was the first graduate to receive both awards in the same year.

Masten has been a Realtor since 1981 and a broker since 1985. She currently serves as a director on the CAR Board of Directors and chairs the association’s Rentals Task Force, while also serving on the Finance Committee.

In the past, she has served on the Professional Standards, Grievance, New Members, Community Service, Broker, Strategic Planning and Association Executive Search committees. Masten is the incoming state chair for the Maryland/DC Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, as well as the CRS Local Networking Group director for the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

She holds the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation and is a secondary member of the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors in Easton and the Sussex County Association of Realtors in Delaware.

Custis joins board

Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, the bank subsidiary of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc., has announced that John P. Custis, Esq., CPA has joined the Board of Directors of the company and the bank.

Custis is a partner in the law firm Custis, Dix, Lewis and Custis, LLP in Onley, Virginia, and has practiced law on the Eastern Shore of Virginia since 2010.

In 2015, Custis expanded his law practice into Maryland, becoming affiliated with the firm of Long, Badger, & Sheller, LLP in Salisbury. Custis owns Eastern Shore Tax Advisors, LLC, a tax compliance and consulting firm in Onley.

Custis is a founding board member of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and also serves on the board of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance. He is also a member of the Salisbury University School of Business Executive Advisory Council, and serves as Pro-Bono attorney to numerous nonprofit organizations on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

He is a past board member and president of the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation and the University of Virginia Club of the Eastern Shore, a branch of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. Custis is also a former member of the Shore Bank Accomack County Community Advisory Board and the Onancock Rotary Club.

 

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