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Maryland Tourism Development Board Welcomes New Chair and Members

Judy Bixler is the new chair of the Maryland Tourism Development Board. Ms. Bixler is co-owner and captain of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry – the oldest privately owned ferry in the U.S. – and a longtime advocate for Maryland tourism. She takes the reigns from Rick Howarth, President, Six Flags America, who helmed the board since 2016. Newly appointed members of the board are as follows: Maryland State Senator Katie Fry-Hester, District 9, Carroll and Howard counties; Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson, District 46, Baltimore City; former Calvert County Commissioner Pat Nutter; former State Senator Jim Mathias who has been re-appointed to the board as a private citizen, and Monroe Harrison, Director of Public Affairs, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Pictured, clockwise from above left: Judy Bixler, Senator Katie Fry-Hester, Senator Bill Ferguson, Monroe Harrison and Pat Nutter.