Al Silverstein was Elected to represent the Town of Easton Ward 1in May of 2015 and was re-elected to a second term in May 2019.
Alan I. Silverstein, IOM is a Strategic Partner at the Gladstone Group, LLC, a team of consultants for Not – For -Profit organizations on good to great initiatives, strategic planning, strategic thinking; and counsel on leadership, governance, and management challenges and opportunities.
He has served 38 years as an Association Executive serving four chambers of commerce in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and the last twenty years as President & CEO of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Easton, Maryland and as the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Leadership Foundation. Silverstein retired as President and CEO of the Talbot Chamber of Commerce in December 2020 after twenty years of service.
Al has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He served as a Regent and class advisor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Colorado, Boulder Institute. He has served as an adjunct facility member at Barton County Community College, Great Bend, Kansas.
Since joining the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Al has served the Talbot County Council as an appointee of the Talbot County Economic Development Commission (Serving as its Chairman), Talbot County Office of Tourism, Talbot Family Network and Upper Shore Transportation Advisory Group. He is a member of the Mid-Shore Regional Council CEDS Committee. In 2013 Silverstein served as a board member of the United Fund of Talbot County and was elected president in June 2012. He has been a Rotarian for 36 years and a 20-year member of the Rotary Club of Easton.
Additionally, Al served as president of Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., a four county certified regional heritage organization. He served on the Maryland State Chamber Legislative Committee seventeen years and was elected in 2001 as a board member of the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) serving on the executive committee. He was elected president of MACCE in January 2003 and served 2003-2004 as a board member of the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce representing the MACCE membership. In 2009, his chamber peers honored Al Silverstein as “Chamber Executive of the Year.”
Silverstein and his wife Karen reside in Easton, MD. They have one son Brandon and his wife Suzanne who also reside in Easton, MD.