Caroline County Economic Development

CEDC Names New Director

The Caroline County Economic Development Corporation (CECD) has appointed Angela Visintainer as it new director.  Visintainer filled the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime CEDC director, J.O.K. Walsh, earlier this year.


“As a Caroline County native, Angela has extensive knowledge of the local economy and governmental interactions,” said Dave Whaley, President of the CEDC Board of Directors.  “This coupled with a recent career in local manufacturing and an interface with State and Federal economic development agencies will provide the County with a continuity of service that we have long enjoyed. We welcome Angela and invite our local business partners to contact her with their business needs and concerns.”


“J.O.K. (Walsh) left some big shoes to fill,” said Jeff Ghrist, Caroline County Commissioner.  Ghrist served on the selection committee and noted Visintainer’s outstanding qualifications.  “Angela has truly outstanding private sector experience and understands what it takes to recruit, retain, and grow businesses.  I think she’s a great hire for the CEDC and the County.”


Visintainer has eleven years of marketing and business development experience working in leadership roles for two Eastern Shore-based manufacturing companies.  She has a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from the University of Maryland, as well as an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Competitive Strategy from the University of Florida.  As Director of the CEDC, she will lead the County’s efforts to recruit and expand local businesses.


Visintainer can be reached at the CEDC offices at 410.479.4188 or via email at

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