Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has appointed Steven E. Miller as the new Director of the Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department. The Wicomico County Council confirmed Miller’s appointment during its December 15, 2015 legislative session. As a result of the new appointment, two other County employees have been promoted.
Miller most recently served as the County’s Tourism Manager, a role he assumed in 2013 after being promoted from the Assistant Tourism Manager. During his tenure, the tourism division saw strong growth as its annual economic impact rose from $38.5 to $52 million. The number of annual events expanded from 40 to 51, bringing in an average of 1,300 additional hotel room nights per year to the County over the last 4 years. Prior to his position in the tourism division, Miller first joined the County in 2009 as the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex Manager under the recreation division.
The Tourism Manager post left by Miller has been filled internally by Kristen Goller, who has worked in the Recreation, Parks & Tourism marketing division since 2007. Goller began as the Assistant Director of Marketing and was promoted to the Director position in 2011. Nicole Wheatley, who served as the Assistant Director of Marketing since 2011, has assumed the Director of Marketing position.