October 14th, 2022

Coastal installs 2022-23 Board of Directors


(From left) Kate Deckenback, Colby Phippin, Terrence McGowan, Steve Parsons, Austin Whitehead, Lauren Bunting, Brigit Taylor, Grace Masten, Frances Sterling, Veronica Bishop (Not pictured) Cameron Drew, and Summer Forbes

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) installed its 2022-2023 Board of Directors at a recent special ceremony at The Kylan Barn.

Austin Whitehead, a REALTOR® and Associate Broker with Whitehead Real Estate Executives in Salisbury, was installed as president of the association’s board.

“I am excited about what the future holds for both our industry and the Eastern Shore,” said Whitehead. “As our market begins to normalize and we come out of covid our association needs to focus externally on our members and the community. We will continue our work in advocacy for our members and homeowners. We will focus on those who want to be homeowners by advocating for greater financial literacy and we will focus on our members by highlighting what it means to be a REALTOR®. I am honored to be leading this great organization in this exciting time.”

Whitehead, along with the rest of the board, was installed by Maryland REALTORS® President Yolanda Muckle.

The following members were also installed during the ceremony:

  • President-Elect Brigit Taylor, Keller Williams Realty, Bethany Beach, Del.
  • Vice President Lauren Bunting, Keller Williams Realty Delmarva, Salisbury
  • Treasurer Terrence McGowan, Keller Williams Realty Delmarva, Ocean City
  • Secretary/Treasurer-Elect Steve Parsons, Coldwell Banker Residential, Salisbury
  • Immediate Past President Grace Masten, Sea Grace at North Beach REALTORS®, Ocean City
  • Director Cameron Drew, Hileman Real Estate, Berlin
  • Director Colby Phippin, Whitehead Real Estate Executives, Salisbury
  • Director Summer Forbes, Hileman Real Estate, Berlin
  • Director Frances Sterling, ERA Martin and Associates, Salisbury
  • Director Veronica Bishop, ERA Martin and Associates, Berlin
  • Director Kate Deckenback, Keller Williams Realty Delmarva, Salisbury

“We have a great group of professionals to lead us into 2023,” said Bernie Flax, Chief Executive Officer of CAR. “They will represent our over 1,000 members well and I am excited to see what this dynamic group will accomplish.”

For more information about CAR, call 410-641-4409 or visit

More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® is fortunate enough to represent over 1,000 real estate professionals in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. These members are engaged, informed, and active in their communities. They support the American dream of homeownership, as well as the purchase and use of all types of real property. They are local. They are accurate. They are trusted. They are REALTORS® and affiliate members.

For more information on Coastal, visit The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Colin Zimmerman / 410-641-4409 /