CHESTERTOWN — Charles R. “Charlie” Athey, general counsel and compliance manager at The Dixon Group Inc., has been appointed to the county’s Economic and Tourism Development Commission, the Kent County Commissioners announced in a March 17 news release.
Athey was appointed Jan. 25 to fill an unexpired term, according to the news release.
His “experience and current role with The Dixon Group provide firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of several industry sectors that are very important to Kent County’s economy,” the news release states.
By unanimous vote, the Economic and Tourism Development Commission recommended Athey to the county commissioners.
Prior to joining The Dixon Group, Athey had a private law practice for 10 years.
He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Athey, who grew up in Chestertown, is a 2001 graduate of Washington College. He holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Law degree in taxation from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Athey has served on the boards of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Sultana Education Foundation, Garfield Center for the Arts, Chester River Health Foundation and the Washington College Alumni Association.
He has been a Kent County resident for most of his life and currently lives in Chestertown with his wife Monica.