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Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration Deputy Executive Director Dave Thomas presented Dave Stambaugh, formerly of the Baltimore Maritime Exchange (BME), with a Port of Baltimore citation and ship’s wheel for his decades of contributions to the local community. Stambaugh officially retired as General Manager of the BME on Jan. 1.

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Dave Thomas (left), MDOT MPA Deputy Executive Director, awarded Dave Stambaugh, formerly of the Baltimore Maritime Exchange, with a Port of Baltimore citation and ship’s wheel for his years of service to the local community.

“In recognition of your retirement, we thank you for your more than 45 years of dedication to the Port of Baltimore community,” the citation said. “You were a significant reason why the Baltimore Maritime Exchange became such a valued and trusted asset. From maintaining important records dating back years to leading the BME into the digital world, your efforts were nothing short of excellent.

“The BME became a contributing presence to local Port of Baltimore organizations like the Baltimore Port Alliance and the Propeller Club because of your involvement. You have also been a relentless advocate for the Port of Baltimore and have always been known for your unbridled passion for what this Port means to the city of Baltimore and state of Maryland. We offer our deepest appreciation for all you have done and wish you fair winds and following seas.”