Economic Development Legend Dick Story Named to Kent County EDC
The Kent County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard “Dick” Story to the Economic Development Commission. He was appointed on December 4, 2018 to fill the unexpired term.
Dick is a native of Kent County and a 1963 graduate of Kent County High School and was awarded a ‘Graduate of Distinction’ designation. Dick received his BS in Business Administration from Towson University, studied at Chesapeake College and Washington College, and received an honorary degree from Howard Community College. Dick also commanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 84th Engineering Company from 1966-1969 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Dick started his career as a radio personality at WCTR in Chestertown. He served 16 years in radio and communications before transitioning to an economic development career that spanned 32 years. He served as the Executive Director of Carroll County Economic Development Commission, Executive Director of Baltimore County Economic Development Commission, and spent 17 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Howard County Economic Development Authority. During his various economic development roles, he also served as the Deputy Director for Economic Development on the Greater Baltimore Committee, Vice President of Maryland Economic Development Associates (MEDA), and Executive Director of Washington/Baltimore Regional Association. He has also been inducted into the Maryland Economic Development Hall of Fame.
Dick is Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) past president and Life Member. He received his Certified Economic Developer Certification (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and was a Fellow Member (FM) for his contributions to the Economic Development profession at the national level.
Mr. Story is excited to provide his expertise and knowledge to the Kent County Economic Development Commission and he remains dedicated to providing excellence in economic development. He values our community and is a resident in Betterton, Maryland. Recognizing that long term economic development experience is a great asset, the Economic Development Commission unanimously agreed to recommend the appointment of Dick to the Commissioners.