Talbot County Appoints New Finance and Human Resources Directors

With people across the country working remotely during the pandemic, many people decided to move their primary residences to new locations. Two employees did just that, relocating to the Eastern Shore first for the lifestyle and quality of life and then applying for key management positions with Talbot County government. Joye Nagle was appointed as the County’s new Director of Finance and David Edwards was appointed as its new Director of Human Resources.

“We are so pleased to have these two managers join the County’s leadership team. We are at an important juncture with our finances aligning with our recruitment and retention efforts for key County positions. These individuals bring a wealth of expertise to the table to help us address that,” states Chuck Callahan, Talbot County Council President.

Picture of Joye Nagel wearing a blue dress standing in front of a brick wallNagle was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the High Meadows Graduate School of Teaching and Learning, a Master of Education program developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a CPA with over 20 years of experience in budgeting, planning, and financial management, she has worked in government, corporate and non-profit settings, including at Dow Jones and Company and the United States Department of Agriculture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting from Old Dominion University and an M.B.A. from Rider University.

Picture of David Edwards wearing a blue button down shirt and sitting on a bench outside

Edwards was previously Global Vice President of People with Spellman High Voltage Electronics in Hauppauge, New York, where he built a strong operational model that supported an advancing strategic Human Resources culture. The programs and processes he developed contributed to the highest productivity and revenue in company history. He also held management positions with General Electric Company in Connecticut and New Jersey and at Columbus Regional Health in Georgia. Edwards holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial Relations from Penn State University.