Our mission is to work for betterment of our citizens and the businesses in our communities. This means our employees participate in community projects and work with service organizations that enhance the quality of life in our service area.  We believe in supporting local nonprofit and charitable organizations, such as the arts and education, fire departments, healthcare organizations and religious organizations that address our communities’ needs.

Our dedication to serve our communities is what distinguishes our bank. Below are some of our most recent newsworthy items.

Committed to Building our Community: Brad Preisinger and Jeff Starcher Join Shore United Bank's Mortgage Lending Team

Shore United Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Preisinger and Jeff Starcher to its team of mortgage banking experts. Preisinger and Starcher bring with them a wealth of experience in residential lending, having closed billions of dollars in loan volume and successfully completed thousands of home purchase, construction, and renovation projects over the course of their careers.

"We are thrilled to welcome Brad and Jeff to the Shore United Bank team," said Corey Galinsky, Residential Mortgage Manager at Shore United Bank. "Their extensive experience in mortgage banking, portfolio lending, and project management, combined with their deep commitment to client service, will be invaluable as we continue to expand our lending capabilities and support the growth of the bank and the surrounding community."

Preisinger and Starcher join Shore United Bank after spending decades with Sandy Spring Bank, where they played key roles in growing the bank and its lending footprint, while helping their clients navigate complex home financing projects.

"I am excited to join Shore United Bank and continue my work in the construction lending industry," said Preisinger. "I have always been impressed by the bank's commitment to its clients and look forward to working with a team that shares my passion for delivering exceptional service."

Starcher added, "Shore United Bank has a strong reputation for supporting its clients through all phases of their business, and I am eager to be a part of such a dedicated and experienced team. I am looking forward to contributing to the bank's continued growth and success."

Shore United Bank expands to Rehoboth Beach, DE

We have expanded our footprint in Delaware by opening a new, full-service branch in Rehoboth Beach located at 19358 Miller Road. This location brings convenience and community banking at its finest to Delaware beach residents and visitors alike. The new branch joins 30 other locations throughout Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

“We are excited to open our 31st location in Sussex County with a great team of local bankers. As a community bank, we are committed to offering the highest level of customer service to meet the financial needs of the residents and the communities of Delmarva,” explains Ronda Douglas, Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank’s Rehoboth branch. Chief Retail Banking Officer, Jennifer Joseph adds, “We feel strongly about the commitment we have made to Rehoboth and look forward to additional opportunities to serve the greater Sussex County market.”

Accompanying the new branch, Shore United has opened a mortgage office close by at 19716 Sea Air Avenue, to assist the community with their mortgage loan needs.

To learn more about our new branch, please visit our Rehoboth Beach, DE page.

Donna Stevens Celebrates 25 Years with Shore United Bank

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Donna Stevens on 25 years of service. Donna began her career with the bank in December of 1997 as Loan Operations Officer at the Commerce Street branch in Centreville. Donna has held many positions at the bank ranging from Credit Analyst and Credit Administration Officer to Compliance/BSA Officer and today, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO).  

With an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Anne Arundel Community College and being a graduate of Maryland Banking School and ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Donna has an array of knowledge assisting to oversee the daily operations of the Bank as a whole. She finds a lot of value in her position by providing resources and serving as a mentor in a capacity that allows employees to grow and succeed.  

“My job provides the opportunity to work with an amazing team of people. Together, we make good things happen for each other as well as our clients, communities and shareholders,” said Donna. “Just like every other member of the Shore United Bank family, the difference our organization brings is that we genuinely care and the work we do each and every day has a positive impact on our communities,” she continued. 

Donna enjoys the outdoors and in her free time, likes boating, kayaking, and hiking, but also enjoys baking and a good book. She lives in Denton with her husband Clay, and has two daughters, Taylor (31) and Lauren (28). 

Christine Thompson Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Christine Thompson on 20 years of service.

Christine began her career with the bank in December of 2002 as a part-time teller at the Milford Branch. She then transferred to the Felton Branch, working as a teller for the next 14 years. In 2016, Christine was promoted to the Branch Banking Supervisor at the Felton branch where she currently oversees the daily duties and function of the frontline while also assisting customers.

“Christine is a valuable member of our team and contributes to the success of the company.  We are happy to celebrate her 20 years of service with Shore United Bank,” said Susan Welch, Felton Branch Manager.  

Along with her guidance and leadership skills that contribute to the daily operations of the Felton team, some of the value Christine provides is the ability to develop relationships between the Bank and customers. “I make a difference by greeting each customer by their name and try to make all feel welcome when they enter the bank,” explained Christine. 

In her free time, Christine makes space for hobbies like baking, camping, traveling and spending time with her Grandchildren, Hailey (3) and Owen (1).  


Ralph Twilley Celebrates 45 Years with Shore United Bank 

February 2023

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Ralph Twilley on 45 years of service. Ralph began his career with the bank in February of 1978 as a Loan Officer at the Commerce Street branch in Centreville. and currently serves as the Consumer Underwriting Manager in Easton. “Ralph is always willing to assist customers and peers alike.  He actively shares his experience and has an infectiously positive approach to people.  We are thankful he has chosen to work with Shore United for 45 years. explained Shore United Bank Consumer Loan Manager, David Allen.  

“My job gives me the opportunity to mentor others, and in return, I am rewarded with knowing that I have helped someone,” said Ralph. Ralph enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. He lives in Centreville with his wife Lorrie, and has four children, Christopher, Alyssa, Tiffaney and Dustin and five grandchildren.     

Donna Parks Retires after 35 Years with Shore United Bank

February 2023

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Donna Parks on 35 years of service and sad to announce her retirement. Donna began her career with the bank in February of 1988 as a Bookkeeper at the Dover Street branch in Easton.  Donna has held various positions over the years and will retire from her current position as the Security Officer who was responsible for the physical security and fraud monitoring for the bank.   

“With Donna’s extensive banking experience and attention to detail, she is always ready to assist our branches and employees with security related questions.  We are grateful to have her on our team and appreciate her dedication and wisdom that she shares with us,” says Shore United Bank Branch Operations Officer, Misty Newnam. “I had the pleasure of interacting with wonderful people in various departments over the years, and will miss seeing them each and every day,” said Donna.

Donna enjoys spending her free time with her family, reading and traveling to their favorite vacation spot- Disney World. She lives in Trappe and has a son, Kevin, daughter-in-law Shelby and granddaughter Taylor.       


Shore United Bank Celebrates Ashley Gibbon for 20 Years of Service

February 2023

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Ashley Gibbon on 20 years of service. Ashley began his career with the bank in February of 2003 as an IT Systems Engineer in Easton, Maryland.  Ashley currently serves as a Senior Network Engineer to support various networks and telephone systems.  Ashley has been working with computers since 1985 and finds the job both challenging and rewarding.       

“Ashley is able to look at all sides of an issue and take on a new challenge to help the company connect and communicate across our various platforms,” explained Shore United Bank Chief Information Officer, Fritz Kade. “I like the opportunity to learn new systems that will ultimately help the company grow,” said Ashley.  “I enjoy traveling to our different locations and getting to know employees throughout our market areas,” he adds. 

Beyond his responsibilities in the workplace, Ashley enjoys sailing and spending time with his family; wife Patricia,  two children Sara and Patrick and four grandchildren Emma, Sydnie, Andrew, and Christian.    

Shanta Woodus Celebrates 20 Years with Shore United Bank

February 2023

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Shanta Woodus on 20 years of service. Shanta began her career with the bank in April of 2003 as a Teller at the Dover Street branch in Easton.  Shanta has held various positions over the years working in the finance department and currently serves as a Financial Analyst to support financial reporting.   

“Shanta is upbeat, professional and always ready to take on new tasks. Her work experience here at Shore United and her credentials make her an asset to the finance department,” explained Shore United Bank V.P. Director of ALM and Budgeting, Lynn Payne. “I like to learn new things to bring value and knowledge to the team,” said Shanta.  I also enjoy working for a company that is very active in the communities we serve”.

Shanta contributes to local fundraising initiatives and likes to shop local to help support the community where she lives and works.  In her free time, Shanta enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, shopping and traveling. 


Shore United Bank Donates $25,000 to Wor-Wic Community College

January 2023
From left, Stefanie K. Rider, executive director of the foundation and director of development for Wor-Wic Community College, Tom Mears, market executive, and Gail Foltz, relationship manager, of Shore United Bank.

We recently pledged $25,000 for Wor-Wic Community College's “Preparing for a Stronger Tomorrow” campaign.   The campaign addresses the practical needs of students where it is needed most, through scholarships, technology across campus and equipment to provide education for workforce training and college credit programs.


Shore United Bank Celebrates Lisa Rosengren's 30 Years of Service

December 2022
Senior Portfolio Manager

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Lisa Rosengren on 30 years of service. Lisa began her career with the bank in December of 1992 as a Loan Coordinator at the Felton branch. Lisa has held many positions at the bank ranging from Loan Assistant and Senior Loan Assistant to Portfolio Manager and now Senior Portfolio Manager.

Having attended various classes and seminars through the American Institute of Banking, Wilmington College and the I.B.A.A., Lisa has an array of knowledge helping her in supporting the Delaware region’s commercial lending activities. Previous employment experiences with the Bank of Delaware and PNC Bank also contribute to her expertise.

“Having been a life-long resident of the area, in addition to my past experience, I bring a wealth of customer knowledge that helps in prioritizing job assignments and assisting our customers,” said Lisa. “I enjoy working alongside of the relationship managers in providing our customers in the community the best service we can,” she continued.
“Community Banking is a business built on honesty, integrity and a sharp focus on longer term goals and Lisa exudes these characteristics in her service to Shore United Bank, clients and team members,” explained John Augustus, Market Executive at Shore United Bank. “She is a valuable member of the team and can always be counted on, in ways that are both big and small. We congratulate Lisa for this milestone and look forward to many more accomplishments,” he added. 

Beyond her responsibilities in the workplace, Lisa likes to spend her free time serving the community as an active member of the Felton Fire Company Auxiliary. She also enjoys doing crafts and reading.

Lisa resides in Felton with her two pets, Skyler and Ari. She has one daughter, Alicia, who resides in Florida.


Shore United Bank Ocean City Branches Raise Money for The Believe in Tomorrow Children's House

November 2022
West Ocean City & 34th St. Ocean City Branches

Shore United Bank Ocean City branches sponsored Jean's Friday for the month of October and employees helped raise $1,210 for the Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation By the Sea!


Robin O’Brien celebrates 40 years with Shore United Bank 

August 2022
Vice President, Loan Officer & Relationship Manager

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Robin O’Brien on 40 years of service. Robin began her career with the bank in August of 1982 at the Dover Street branch in Easton, Maryland, just two months after graduating high school. Her first position was on the front line, then moving to become a Customer Service Representative, followed by the role as Assistant Branch Manager and then  Branch Manager. 

For the past 20 years, she has held the position of Vice President, Loan Officer & Relationship Manager, assisting clients with new loan requests, managing a large loan portfolio, business development, and tackling personal banking responsibilities that includes assisting clients to help them with their financial goals. “As Relationship Managers, we can significantly impact our clients’ financial lives. We are confidants, counselors and cheerleaders and our clients value our guidance,” explains Robin regarding making a difference in her work.   

With an abundance of banking experience in these different departments as well as having taken business courses at Chesapeake College, graduating from the Maryland Banking School, and Shore Leadership, Robin has an expertise that has helped her to enjoy her time at Shore United Bank along with developing generational client relationships. “Robin is one of the most caring and thoughtful individuals anyone could meet. The number of clients Robin has impacted making their dreams come true over her time with Shore United Bank is truly amazing. Robin is a major asset to our team,” says Butch Townsend, Market Executive at Shore United Bank.  


Andy Rossetti Celebrates 20 Years with Shore United Bank

February 2022
Andy Rossetti, IT Security and Compliance Officer

Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate Andy Rossetti on 20 years of service. Andy began his career with the bank in February of 2002 at the Felton branch. In 2008 he transitioned from the lending side of banking into Information Technology. Currently, he holds the role of IT Security and Compliance Officer.  

As a graduate of the University of Delaware, Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – ISACA. In his current role, he is responsible for the Information Security Program, which includes security awareness training (internally and externally), policy creation and maintenance, adherence to best practices and regulatory requirements, as well as other risk management and incident response tasks.  

Andy brings enthusiasm to his field of specialty. “I love what I do and my job gives me a platform to share my passion with individuals inside and outside of the company,” says Andy, who also gives back to the community by sharing security and fraud prevention information with an array of organizations. “I think my passion and love for what I do lends significant credibility to the messages I share security-wise,” he adds.  

Shore United Bank Proudly Sponsors Chapel District Sports

February 2022
Pictured Kyle Golt, Chapel District Sports League President and Robin O'Brien, Vice President and Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank.

Shore United Bank is proud to be an outfield sign sponsor for Chapel District Sports in Cordova.  The sponsorship will help to fund the program’s field maintenance and equipment budget to ensure a safe environment for children, help develop their baseball skills, and provide new opportunities.  “We are very thankful for the support of our sponsors who have helped us accomplish so much over the years.  Without the support of community partners like Shore United Bank, we would not be able to reach our goals for the organization and support the children in the Chapel District,” Kyle Golt, Chapel District Sports League President. 

Congratulations to David Thompson for 45 Years of Service

January 2022
We congratulate David Thomson on 45 years of service! David began his career with the bank in January 1977, just after graduating from West Virginia Wesley College with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He began his career by working in bookkeeping, customer service, and on the front line, but has held many other positions such as Branch Manager and Relationship Manager.
Currently, David is a Consumer Loan and Mortgage Underwriter, with his primary responsibility to administer the bank's indirect loan program that began in May of 2019. He also assists with Shore United Bank's retail marine lending program as well. "I receive great satisfaction working with all our associates in the branches and departments. As a team, we treat each other with common respect and work well together to achieve our objectives. With our combined knowledge and experience, we provide a solid quality of service to our company and customers," explained David. Congratulations David!

Laura Sonberg Celebrates 20 Years with Shore United Bank

January 2022

We are happy to congragulate Laura Sonberg for 20 years of service. Laura began her career with the bank in January of 2002 in Deposit Operations. Since the start of her career with Shore United Bank, she has held positions sucha as Electronic Banking Rep and her current role of BSA Specialist II in the BSA/Compliance department. “Laura is an experienced and devoted banker.

Her hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated and she is a valued member of our Shore United Bank team,” expressed Cassie Guy, Compliance Officer at Shore United Bank. 


Shore United Bank Lends Helping Hand to Owings Mills Community 

December 2021

Shore United Bank has been involved with Meals on Wheels since May of 2017, delivering meals every other week. COVID-19 shook the schedule up when volunteers became scarce, and many shifts and routes needed to be covered. The Shore United team was happy to assist and picked up those additional routes and meal deliveries, making visits every week instead of every other week. 

The meals the team delivers consist of a hot meal, containing items like chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes, and cold meal which has two trays, one that holds items like juice, milk, and fruit and the other for a cold sandwich and side dish like potato salad. The program also has adjustments available for certain dietary restrictions as well as weekend food options by way of frozen meals.

Shore United Bank is more than just a bank, we're a bank who cares. We care about the communities and the people who live and work in them while understanding that giving back can make a lasting impression on someone’s life and their community. For full article click here.


Merger Between Shore United Bank and Severn Bank Receives Approval

November 1, 2021

Shore Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHBI) (the "Company" or "Shore"), the holding company of Shore United Bank, and Severn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVBI) ("Severn"), the holding company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, announced today that the merger of Severn Bank with and into Shore United Bank was consummated.  Prior to the consummation of the merger, Shore United Bank completed its conversion to a national banking association, Shore United Bank, N.A.

“Over the next few months, we will be working together to ensure a smooth transition for the Severn Bank customers who will benefit by having access to 22 additional locations in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, while also receiving community banking services on a larger scale,” says Donna Stevens, Chief Operating Officer of Shore Bancshares, Inc. 

Lloyd L. "Scott" Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shore Bancshares, Inc., commented, "The addition of Severn to our organization is very exciting. We will now have Anne Arundel County as part of our community, expanding our footprint west of the Chesapeake Bay.”

Pursuant to the merger, the seven Severn Bank branches in Anne Arundel County will continue to operate under the Severn Bank name until February 22, 2022, when we expect to convert all Severn Bank deposit and loans accounts to Shore United Bank systems. 

For more information about Shore United Bank, visit www.shoreunitedbank.com


Shore United Bank Sponsors the Operation Frederick Douglas on the Hill Project

August 18, 2021
: President and CEO of Shore United Bank delivers $10,000 check to Founder of Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill
(Left) Scott Beatty, Jr. – President & CEO of Shore United Bank
(Right) Tarence Bailey, Sr. – Founder of Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill

We are pleased to announce our $10,000 sponsorship to help support the Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill project which is planned to be unveiled Saturday, September 4th. The project, a 24x8 foot mural of Frederick Douglass painted by world-renowned artist Michael Rosato, costs around $50,000 which was the initial fundraising goal.

President and CEO of Shore United Bank, Scott Beatty, Jr. and Tarence Bailey, Sr., the Founder of Operation Frederick Douglass on the Hill met earlier last week regarding the sponsorship.

“Shore United Bank is pleased to take part in such an impactful project that celebrates African Americans and our local history. This mural is a reminder of the importance of unity and diversity, all values this community can feel proud to uphold. We are excited to see this piece of art in its permanent home in the Hill Community and share the passionate ideas of equality that this piece of art displays,” says Mr. Beatty when asked why this project is important to Shore United Bank.

Tarence Bailey, Sr. chose the location for the mural in one of the oldest African American neighborhoods and in the same area Frederick Douglass once stood. Solid Tops, which is a business located on South Street in Easton just off of the Rails to Trails, will be home to the giant mural.


Lemuel Peters, Elkridge Branch Manager, Shore United Bank Graduates with Honors from Maryland Banking School Program

August 10, 2021
We are proud to recognize Lemuel Peters, Elkridge Branch Manager, for graduating with honors from the Maryland Banking School Program. The Maryland Banking School Program is a three-year program that enhances the individual and corporate performance through peer networking and leadership development under the guidance of industry leaders.
The program requires three consumer education presentations over the course of three years. Mr. Peters was also awarded excellence for the "Most Financial Education Presentation' with a total of 22 presentations. 

Shore United Bank Shares Impact of its Vault Digital Education Program that Supported Students as COVID-19 Challenges Continue

July 16, 2021

Today we released the annual impact data for the Vault digital education curriculum it provides to elementary students across Dorchester County, Maryland and Accomack County, Virginia. This program supports schools and teachers as they strive to provide students with life skills like financial empowerment, mental wellness, and money skills to help them succeed both in and outside the classroom after a difficult year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources were made available to schools at no cost through our relationship with EVERFI, the leading Impact-as-a-ServiceTM  education innovator.

Since launching the education initiative in 2020, we’ve successfully grown its program and impact on students, schools, and local communities. To date, more than 361 students have taken the course in 9 schools. Program highlights from the 2020-2021 school year include: 

  • Reach: The program helped 361 students actively participating across 9 schools.
  • Knowledge Gain: Students increased their scores on financial knowledge assessments by 57%.
  • Learning Time: Cumulatively, students completed 436 hours of learning time.

The Vault program is designed to equip students with critical financial education needed to navigate our evolving world confidently and successfully. To learn more about the program, visit https://www.shoreunitedbank.com/everfi.