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Deborah Ruzicka joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Deborah Ruzicka has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as its new Advancement Administrative Assistant.

Ruzicka grew up in Newcomb, Md., and has spent the past 30 years as a resident of St. Michaels, Md. She attended Chesapeake College and has training from the Maryland Judiciary Training Center, and comes to CBMM following a 12-year career with the Talbot County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office.

At CBMM, Ruzicka will provide administrative support for the advancement department by facilitating the membership process, coordinating monthly Member Nights, and managing data entry, in addition to other responsibilities.

“We’re thrilled to have Debbie join our team,” said Liz LaCorte, CBMM’s Vice President of Advancement. “Her skills will be a tremendous asset as we head into the holiday season and continue our efforts to achieve our year-end Annual Fund goals. With a cost of $10K per day to operate CBMM, we rely on tax deductible contributions to achieve CBMM’s mission. The Annual Fund supports everything from hands-on education and boatbuilding programs and seasonal festivals that celebrate the way of life on the Bay, to restoration projects, interactive exhibitions, and more than 60,000 irreplaceable objects in our collection.”

A member of the St. Michaels Fire Department and former volunteer at Easton’s Waterfowl Festival, Ruzicka says she’s grown up around the Chesapeake Bay and developed a true love of its beauty.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916