This week: June 9, 2023 - Kristin Shanks - Senior Living Options Now

June 9: Kristin Shanks - Senior Living Options Now
June 10: Nick Martinez - Past President's Party
June 16: Cyril W. Draffin, Jr. - Energy Issues
June 23: Ginger Moodie-Woodward - Josiah Henson: The Man and The Museum

Kristin Shanks – Senior Living Options

June 9th

Kristin Shanks is the Director of Sales for Ingleside, a premier not-for-profit provider of senior living services in the DMV. Based in Rockville, MD, Ingleside is the parent organization for 3 CARF-accredited life plan communities: Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge and Ingleside at King Farm. 

Kristin has more than 25 years of sales experience, predominantly within assisting clients navigate their options within the senior living market. A native Marylander, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Chef Tony Marciante – Our Restaurant Success Story

June 2nd

Chef Tony Marciante
Chef/Co-Owner: Chef Tony’s @ Amalfi
Chef Tony’s Italian Kitchen (open at the Promenade Building)
Co-Owner HEMI pizza – Detroit Style Pizza & more

Tony Marciante was born in Milan, Italy to American parents, eventually settling in Bethesda, Maryland in 1973. The multi-cultural surroundings spawned a Chef with ties to many countries around the world. Dinners at home included Italian food, Indian, Seafood and more… but always the family was close and communicative. Breaking bread daily was crucial to the family dynamic.

Tony got into the restaurant business after a vision just after high school and loved the energy, challenges and connectedness of a people & food business. Serving his clients has taken him on many adventures to open 4 different restaurants in his career so far. Relying on his multi-cultural background, Tony’s career has taken him to several states, opening restaurants and leading people to learning more about food every day.

Dr. George Stosur – The Cold War Over the Arctic

May 19th

Global warming and ice melting opened new and shorter routes for commercial shipping of cargo through the Arctic Ocean. U.S., Russia and China compete for influence to control the Eastern Passage with very important economic, environmental, and military consequences.

Dr. Stosur is a geoscientist, recently retired from the U.S. Government Service, having directed research related to global energy resources and recovery.  He is now part time teacher and invited speaker/panelist on world energy issues, maritime sciences, oceanography, history of deep-sea exploration.  He served as dean of Keese School for Continuing Education in Washington, D.C., and currently serves as guest speaker for cruise ships.

George was thrice-appointed Distinguished Lecturer by an international engineering society. Altogether, he delivered nearly 350 lectures on all continents, save Antarctica.  His carrier spanned two major oil companies and the U.S. Government service in science research and administration.  He holds two MS degrees and a PhD.