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Mr. Austin Joseph Slater Jr.

Wrong Austin Joseph Slater Jr.?

President and Chief Executive Off...

Southern Maryland Electric Co-op

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • associate's degree
    The College of Southern Maryland Foundation
  • MBA , finance
    The George Washington University
  • bachelor's degree , accounting
    Shepherd College
  • associate degree
    The College of Southern Maryland
  • master of business administration degree , finance
    George Washington University
  • bachelor's degree , accounting
    Shepherd University
  • associate degree
    CSM Appoints Foundation
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LA PLATA, Md. -- The College ..., 30 Aug 2013 [cached]
LA PLATA, Md. -- The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of Mark R. Floyd, Micheline Lopez-Estrada and Austin Joseph Slater Jr. to the CSM Foundation board of directors.
Slater is the president and chief executive officer of Southern Maryland Electric Co-op (SMECO), one of the largest co-ops in the nation with $500 million in assets and approximately 150,000 members. SMECO has 500 employees and a 15-member board.
"Having long been a supporter of the CSM Foundation's vital mission of assisting deserving students, it is now a great pleasure and honor to serve on the board," said Slater. "I am impressed and inspired by the energy and excitement of the Foundation staff, vision of the board, and dedication of the entire team."
Slater has extensive leadership experience in the electric cooperative industry. Previously vice president with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, he was also CEO of Tideland Electric Membership Corporation in North Carolina.
Slater holds an MBA in finance from The George Washington University, a bachelor's degree from Shepherd College in accounting and an associate's degree from CSM.
Slater served CSM's Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2013, serving as chair this past year and as vice chair for two years. He is the immediate past president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into its Business Hall of Fame this May. He currently serves on the boards of Community Bank of Tri-County and the Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board. He is the founding secretary of the National Renewables Cooperative Organization. Slater is also active in many civic and community organizations. He previously served as a board member of the Consumer Federation of America, National Cooperative Business Association and the Cooperative Development Foundation.
Members representing Charles County include Michelle Aughinbaugh, past chair Gregory C. Cockerham, Paul V. Facchina Jr., Ruth Ann Ferrell, Mark R. Floyd, David Hruda, Lilly, Paula L. Martino, Robert V. Price Jr., Proctor, Rush and Austin Joseph Slater Jr. Members representing St. Mary's County include Harwood, Capt. Glen Ives (Ret.), Alland Leandre, Micheline Lopez-Estrada, Elfreda Mathis, Vickie Kite Milburn and Jennifer Wamsley.
Austin J. Slater, Jr. is the ..., 25 Mar 2014 [cached]
Austin J. Slater, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, which is one of the ten largest electrical distribution cooperatives in the country. Mr. Slater also serves as the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and numerous other industry and civic organizations. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the College of Southern Maryland. Mr. Slater holds a MBA in Finance from George Washington University and a BS in Accounting from Shepherd University. Age 60. Director since 2003.
Mr. Slater has extensive management level experience in a large company setting outside of the financial services industry. Mr. Slater's financial acumen and operational experience allow him to understand the complexities of the Company and the Bank. His experience in a regulated industry has exposed Mr. Slater to many of the issues facing companies today, particularly regulated entities, making Mr. Slater a valued component of a well-rounded board.
Austin Joseph Slater, Jr. ( ..., 19 Feb 2008 [cached]
Austin Joseph Slater, Jr. ( College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees): Mr. Slater is being nominated for appointment as a member of the College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees. He is currently President and CEO of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, a member of the Charles County Community College Alumni Association, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Vice President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and former CEO and General Manager of Tideland EMC. He received his Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University in 1983. He is a St. Mary's County resident.
Board Members and Key Staff, 3 Sept 2009 [cached]
Austin J. Slater
Austin J. Slater, Jr.
Key Staff President and Chief Executive Officer - Austin J. Slater, Jr. Office: 301-274-4343 Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Executive Committee, 28 Mar 2013 [cached]
Austin J. Slater, Jr. President & CEO
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