New board of trustees officers named
July 29, 2015

Martin T. Neat of Salisbury was recently named chairperson and William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City was named vice chair of the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College.

Neat, who was appointed to the board in 2011, served as vice chair from 2013-15. In 2002, he chaired a fundraising campaign at Wor-Wic that raised $3 million for technology, nursing and child care.

Neat has been president and chief executive officer of the First Shore Federal Savings and Loan Association since 1991. He has an undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University and master’s degrees from Salisbury University in business administration and history.

He is a board member and past chairman of the board of trustees of Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Service, and past chairman of the general public fundraising campaign for the Salisbury Zoo. He is a past chairman and served on the board of the United Way and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Neat is also immediate past chairman of America’s Mutual Banks, a past member of Governor O’Malley’s Federal Facilities Advisory Board, a member of the investment committee for the Community Foundation, treasurer of the Magi Fund and a member and past chairman of the Greater Salisbury Committee.

Kerbin was appointed to the board in 1981 and served as chair from 1984-85 and 1997-99, and as vice chair from 1995-97. Prior to retirement, Kerbin served as the editor of the Worcester County Messenger in Pocomoke City. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the former Western Maryland College in Westminster, now McDaniel College. He is a past president of the MDDC Press Association and a member of its Hall of Fame. He is a member of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, Sinepuxent Lodge AF&AM and the American Legion, and is a past president of the Pocomoke Rotary Club and the Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce. He serves as secretary of the board of directors and as a volunteer for the Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke City.