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OTD’s Chanda Miller and Kathi Ash Receive Employee Appreciation Day Commendations

On Wednesday, May 8, the Maryland Department of Commerce gathered on the deck of the U.S.S. Constellation in Baltimore Harbor for a National Employee Appreciation Day recognition ceremony. The event included an awards ceremony with three team commerce members presented with the inaugural Courage Award, Heart Award, and Brains Award. The awards were presented by Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz to winners nominated by their peers, including two OTD Staffers. Chanda Miller, Executive Assistant/Tourism Development Board Liason, OTD was given the Brains Award, and Kathi Ash, Digital Asset Manager, OTD, was given the Heart Award.

Ms. Miller was presented with the Brains Award in recognition of her keen understanding of all aspects of OTD operations and remarkable ability to balance the needs, schedules, strengths and duties of the team in service to its smooth operations. Ms. Ash was presented with the Heart Award in recognition of her leadership role with the Maryland Charity Campaign and her dedication to causes supporting animal welfare and the homeless. Also recognized for the Courage Award was Dean Storm, Digital Content Manager for Marketing, Maryland Department of Commerce, once an OTD staff team member. Congratulations to all three winners and all of the great staff at Commerce.

Pictured: Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Commerce and Chanda Miller, Executive Assistant/Tourism Development Board Liason, OTD on the left, Kathi Ash, Digital Asset Manager, OTD and Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Commerce on the right.