Emily Nock of Ocean City, MD, recently was elected president of the Maryland Jaycees during the organization’s annual fall convention.
Nock joined the Salisbury Jaycees in 2011. As president in 2014, she led the chapter to a Henry S. Giessenbier Memorial Award, denoting the No. 1 chapter in Maryland. For that year, Salisbury also earned the Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award from national parent organization JCI USA, recognizing it as one of the top 10 chapters in the nation.
Within the local chapter, Nock has chaired many events, including the Salisbury Christmas Parade and the Salisbury Jaycees’ 75th anniversary gala. She also founded the chapter’s Random Acts of Kindness Week program, which has been adopted by other chapters nationwide.
For 2014, JCI USA honored her among the nation’s top local Jaycees presidents. In 2015, she was inducted into the Maryland Jaycees Militia, the state organization’s highest accolade, granting her lifetime membership in the Maryland Jaycees.
That year, Nock also joined the Maryland Jaycees’ board of directors as membership vice president. Since January, she has served as executive vice president, the state board’s second highest position.
At the national level, Nock has represented the Maryland Jaycees at national conferences and events since 2014, forming alliances with Jaycees leaders in California, Mississippi and West Virginia. She also has served on national Jaycees committees including the JCI USA Strategic Planning Committee and Training Task Force.
Beyond her service to the Jaycees, Nock serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross Lower Shore Chapter and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is executive vice president of the Robert W. Nock Insurance Agency in Salisbury.
Her term begins on January 1. She will be joined on the Maryland Jaycees’ board by two other Salisbury Jaycees members: current Maryland Jaycees president Travis Fisher of Easton, MD, who will serve as chairman of the board; and current Salisbury Jaycees president Jess Kling of Delmar, MD, who has been appointed 2017 state membership vice president.
Founded in 1940, the Salisbury Jaycees is a community service, social and leadership training organization for men and women ages 18-40 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. For more information call 410-749-0144, ext. 109, or visit the chapter’s website at www.salisburyjc.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/salisburyjaycees.
For more information about the Maryland Jaycees visit www.mdjaycees.org.