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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


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Deadra Robinson

Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf

Vice Chair

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Marlon Brown

Fresh Coat Painters of Waldorf


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member at large

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Alvin Stewart

Rebuilding Together Charles County


Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann Keller

Action Travel Tours/Travel Leaders



Bonnie Grady

Chamber President & CEO



Peter Gardner

Peter Gardner

Swan Point Yacht & Country Club

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Edward Holland

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association

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Sandy Washington

LifeStyles of Maryland



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Christie Burnett

Charles County Charitable Trust

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Danielle Conrow
Rodgers Consulting



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Kelly Bacon
The Wills Group

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Arold Jacques 
Waldorf Live

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Kaprece James
Stella’s Girls

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LaKeysha Moore
Your Nu Image

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Natonya Thomas
The Shops at Waldorf

Community Representatives to the Board


Dr. Eileen Abel
University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland

Ralph Patterson

Ralph E. Patterson II
Charles County Government, District 4

Jeannine James

Mayor Jeannine James
Town of La Plata

Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks
Manager, Town of Indian Head


Dr. Maria Navarro
Charles County Public Schools


Kelly Robertson-Slagle
Charles County Economic Development Department

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Augustus Proctor
Charles County Sheriff's Office


Becky D'Ambrosio 
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Indian Head Division

Craig Renner

Craig Renner
UMD Charles Regional Medical Center


KennethWayne Thompson
Charles County Public Library


Pam Frank
Military Alliance Council


Kathy Guzman-Russell


President & CEO

Kathy is a communications, media, sales and marketing, and relationship-building expert with more than 25 years of extensive experience. She has worked for several higher education institutions, local broadcast and print media organizations, and various nonprofit organizations throughout the country. This includes working with the Charles County Chamber as their member services manager where she significantly increased membership and saw the average attendance grow to 75-100 participants each month at the chamber’s networking mixers.

From 2005-2023, Guzman-Russell was in the advertising sales department for the Maryland Independent (Southern Maryland News - APG Media). She started as an advertising sales representative and was appointed as the advertising sales manager in 2008. Kathy not only had the opportunity to work with a wide range of businesses and government agencies in Charles County, but she was named salesperson of the month and year several times for Charles County as well as salesperson of the year for the Southern Maryland division of APG Chesapeake two years in a row. Prior to working with Southern Maryland News, she served as the director of development and management with Lifestyles of Maryland, Inc., and as a business services analyst with Electronic Data Systems where she led a team to develop a bilingual (English/Spanish) tutorial for international students entering the United States on a student visa.

Guzman-Russell holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa.

Click here to email Kathy. Her direct phone number is 301-932-6500 ext. 100

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