LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 23, 2013)—John Hartline has been appointed as the executive director of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) effective Oct. 22.
Hartline previously served as a Senior Vice President for the Besche Oil Company Inc. During his tenure at Besche Oil Company between 1978 and 2012, Hartline held a variety of positions including Data Processing Manager, Vice President of Information Services, Vice President of Administration, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Marketing and Finance, and Senior Vice President.
Hartline is no stranger to the Southern Maryland region. He has served on a plethora of public and civic organizations including the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Governmental Affairs Committee, Boy Scouts of America, and many more. Mr. Hartline holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University and was also a math instructor at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata.
"We are thrilled to have such a skilled and experienced leader join the Southern Maryland Tri-County Council as the Executive Director," said Charles Co. Commissioner Candice Quinn Kelly. "John Hartline's extensive business background is especially important in today's society. He also has an agricultural background, growing up on a farm as a young man. Agriculture, business, transportation and defense all play important roles in Southern Maryland's regional economy."
Mr. Hartline is a long term resident of Southern Maryland and currently resides in La Plata.
TCCSMD is a governmental organization formed in 1964 as a cooperative planning and development agency to foster the social and economic development of the tri-county region. TCCSMD's statute was established by Act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1966, and later reenacted in 1976 (Article 20, Maryland, Annotated Code).