Board of Directors – 2023/2024
Class of 2025
First Vice President
Susie, a Pittsburgh native, is a senior federal judge and has been a full or part-time
resident of Deep Creek Lake since 1954. She is active with the Board of Trustees of
Bucknell University and New England Law School/Boston, the Garrett College
Foundation Board, the Deep Creek Yacht Club at Turkey Neck, and Therapy Dogs
International, and is a member of the Mountain Host Ski Patrol at the Wisp Resort.
Bob retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Brigadier General after serving over 28 years on active duty then worked for a British
security firm and a couple of defense contractors in the Northern Virginia area. He has been a property owner since 2002 and full-time resident since 2010. He is currently retired and lives off Boy Scout Road with his wife Julia. Bob began service on the POA
Board in 2012 and served as POA President from 2013 to 2018. He serves as a permanent member of the Garrett County Board of Zoning Appeals and has served as the Vice President for Fundraising of the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation since its formation in 2016.
Lauren O’Brien McCann
John is retired from the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit company chartered to advise the federal government on electronic and information system matters. He and his wife Helen had been vacationing at Deep Creek Lake, with their two children, since the late 1970’s. They purchased lake property in 1998 in the Turkey Neck/Hickory Ridge area, built a home shortly thereafter, and now share almost equal time between their lake house and their residence in northern VA. Both water and snow skiing are part of John’s and Helen’s life at the lake.
Class of 2026
Cindy Stark is the President of 1000 Acres, which owns Thousand Acres Golf Club, an 18 hole championship golf course, and is one on the largest landowners in the Deep Creek area. Her family has been coming to Deep Creek for over 20 plus years. Cindy is also a Managing Director of Corstone, an international private equity firm headquartered in London. She has been there for almost 20 years. Cindy runs special projects, specializes in turn-arounds and the human resources portfolios. She is also actively involved charitable organizations. Bud Hawk and Cindy will be cohosting the Lombardi Gala in 2024 which raises over 5 million dollars every year for cancer research. It is very near and dear to her heart. She is married and has to wonderful children and her two rescue dogs. Cindy enjoys golf, biking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Co-Editor of The Dispatch
Bob Sutton is a Cumberland native who retired from 30 years at PPG R&D in Pittsburgh in 2008 as Manager of Process Research. After a short retirement he worked as a Program Manager for tactical rocket motors at ATK near Cumberland until 2012. He and wife Angie live full time at Sky Valley, Deep Creek where they have had a home since 1971. Bob is an avid water and snow skier and has been President of Sky Valley Association for the last 26 years. Bob and Angie enjoy spending time with their family who also live in Swanton. He was elected President of the POA in late 2019 and enjoys working to maintain and improve the Deep Creek experience!
Class of 2024
Grant and his wife Jackie have been property owners in the Timberloft community at Deep Creek Lake since 1993 and reside in Bethesda Maryland. Their two children and
six grandchildren also enjoy spending time at the lake. Grant serves on the Timberloft Council of Unit Owners. Grant retired in 2012 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Financial Industry Regulatory
Authority (FINRA). Since that time, he has served as a member of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Exchange Review Council for the Nasdaq family of exchanges, as a member of the Board of Trustees of
Marietta College and the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Co-Editor of The Dispatch
I have spent vacation time in Garrett County for more than 70 years, mostly on Deep Creek Lake. Following my retirement from the Circuit Court for Montgomery County we have been able to spend much more time here, living in the cabin my parents purchased in 1972 and cruising around the Lake. We hope to see that that the Lake remains quiet, safe and fun for all and continues to be a source of the County’s prosperity.
Asst Treasurer/VP Membership
Chris works as analyst for the U.S. Department of Energy in Morgantown, WV. Previously, he served as a nuclear engineering officer in the US Navy. He is a Deep Creek Lake native, and lives with his wife Lisa and their two boys in the cabin his grandparents built in the 1930’s. He is an active member of the Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club, the Editor of the Garrett County Historical Society’s publication the Glades Star and a Board Member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.
Emeritus Board Members