The Talbot Bank, a member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to celebrate George Lord’s 15 year milestone with the bank. Mr. Lord, best known as “Buster,” has provided dedicated service as a courier since 1993.
Mr. Lord spent three years in the army after graduating high school. He spent the next 23 years working in a grocery store with his mother and father and later took a job with A.W. Sisk & Son, as a warehouse manager. After several years, Mr. Lord became an outside salesman and called on “Mom & Pop” grocery stores. As more and more small grocery stores began to close, Buster landed a temporary job with Talbot Bank as a courier through ProTemps. In 1998, Buster became a full-time employee of The Talbot Bank. During all this time, Mr. Lord was also a school bus contractor for Caroline County but has since retired from that profession after 34 years.
Every day, Mr. Lord completes a circuit to each of The Talbot Bank branches, the Avon-Dixon Agency, Wye Financial & Trust and the Shore Bancshares headquarters. Mr. Lord said, “It has been a blessing working for Talbot Bank. I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend all these years with so many wonderful people.” Mr. Lord’s primary duties are to shuttle items between Talbot Bank branches that require a timely and secure delivery. Along the way Mr. Lord also manages to brighten everyone’s day and keep everyone connected. “It is a pleasure to have Buster as part of the team. He is reliable, devoted, and personable,” said Pat Bilbrough, Talbot Bank President & CEO. “We congratulate him on his 15 years of service.”
Mr. Lord is a lifelong resident of Preston, where he lives with his wife Patricia Mills and raised his daughters, Terri and Debbie. He is also the grandfather of 4; Angie, David, Brittany, and Ryan. Growing up, Mr. Lord loved playing sports. For about 10 years, he took up a hobby of harness horse racing. Now, he enjoys doing yard work and singing in a barbershop chorus that he has been a part of for 30 years. Mr. Lord said, “I have a list of people who want my job once I retire. I keep telling them, I’m not planning to anytime soon!”