Caroline County Economic Development

Meet CEDC’s New Board Members

J DeLude headshotJeannette DeLude

Town Manager for the Town of Greensboro

Jeannette DeLude is best known as the Town Manager for the Town of Greensboro, but she also owns a travel consultant business that organizes group tours to the Dominican Republic.

Originally Jeannette is from Corning, NY but she has been living on the Eastern Shore for the past twenty years with her husband. They have a son who is currently serving in the U.S. Marines. In her free time, Jeannette enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.


A Casey headshotAnthony Casey

Commissioner for the Town of Ridgely

In 2010, at the age of 25, Anthony Casey became Ridgely town commissioner. With that election, Anthony also gained the title of the youngest commissioner in Maryland, the first commissioner to win through a write-in vote in Caroline County, and the youngest past President of Caroline County Municipalities.

Anthony is a current member of the 5th Annual Ridgely Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor car/motorcycle show, a current advisor for Danny’s Walk, and a current administrative member in the Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department.

Anthony currently resides in Ridgely with his wife, Amy and their son, Nolan. In his free time, Anthony enjoys playing golf and participating in community events.



Chris Morrell

Vice President of Shoreline Vinyl Systems

Chris is a Caroline County native and graduated from North Caroline High School. After graduation, he went on to Wesley College to earn his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management. Through his education, Chris gained skills in business development, customer service, team building, and efficient operational execution.

Chris currently serves as the Vice President of Sales and Operation of Shoreline Vinyl Systems, the region’s leading manufacturer of vinyl fencing and deck railing systems. Chris is responsible for managing the daily operations and expanding Shoreline’s sales and product distribution into new markets.

Prior to his role at Shoreline Vinyl Systems, Chris worked for 10 years at Foxfire Printing located in Newark, DE. Chris was a fundamental piece of a team that took Foxfire from a ten million dollar company to a forty-five million dollar company.

Chris lives in Townsend, DE with his wife Katy and their two daughters Ava and Mara. In his free time he enjoys quality time with his family, playing golf with his friends, and rooting for the New York Giants and New York Rangers.

K.Fuchs - MAFC - Arms crossedKurt Fuchs

Government Affairs Officer for MidAtlantic Farm Credit, ACA

Kurt Fuchs graduated from McDaniel College with a bachelors degree in Political Science. Kurt is also a Class IV graduate of LEAD Maryland, the state’s agricultural leadership development program. He remains actively involved as the program’s Treasurer.

Kurt is the past Chair of the MidShore Regional Council and more recently serves as the President of the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., the trade association for the peninsula’s meat chicken industry. Before his career with MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Kurt worked for nine years as the Assistant Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Farm Bureau.

Kurt lives in Denton, MD on the Eastern Shore through which he serves the association’s five-state territory. In his free time, Kurt enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and home-brewing beer.

M Fluharty HeadshotMickey Fluharty

Owner of Reliable Linen

Mickey Fluharty attended Colonel Richardson High School, while he grew up in Federalsburg, where he continues to live today. He opened his dry cleaning business, Reliable Linens in Federalsburg in 1993 as has been serving the entire Eastern Shore ever since. Mickey attributes much of his success to his loyal employees, holding the belief that nobody works for him but rather they work with him.

Mickey has shown his dedication to Federalsburg and Caroline County through his multiple positions and contributions that have helped improve the community. In the early 90’s, Mickey served as a Federalsburg town councilman and mayor for 10 years. Mickey also served as a circuit rider town manager for four years with the Maryland Rural Development Corporation.

Mickey lives in Federalsburg with his wife. In his free time, Mickey enjoys spending time with his family and surf fishing.


10014748_562985000475924_8130772326869856690_oDan Franklin

Caroline County Commissioner/Denton Police Department

Dan Franklin moved to Caroline County in 2001 from Scranton, PA to pursue his career in public safety. He attended Luzerne County Community College and is a graduate of Police Academies at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA, as well as Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in Salisbury.

Dan has devoted most of his adult life to public service. In the past he served in several leadership roles within the Denton Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his volunteer work, he worked for the Caroline County Department of Emergency Services for 11 years. Along with his passion for his community, he loves animals and was able to combine these two passions when he began the Denton Police Department K9 Unit.

Dan lives in Denton with his wife Stephanie, his K9 partner Bart, and several adopted pets. In his free time, Dan enjoys the many outdoor recreational opportunities Caroline County offers such as hunting, fishing, boating and golf.


Jay Korat HeadshotJay Korat

Owner of the Best Western Hotel-Denton Inn

Before deciding to open The Best Western hotel in Denton, Jay was an Electronic Engineer where he spent over 10 years in this industry before moving to the United States in 1999.

The hotel is independently owned and operated by Jay featuring 60 rooms, a seasonal outdoor pool, as well as serving a continental breakfast each morning. Jay is invested in his community and offers the use of the hotels pool to Caroline County Parks & Recreation for their swimming program for the past three years.

Jay lives in Denton with his wife Kavita, and their son Om. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.

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