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kimberly-beanKimberly Bean, Founder and CEO

Kimberly Bean is founder and president of Mid-Atlantic Design Corporation (MADCO), founder and CEO of Southern Maryland Weddings, and founder and CEO of Southern Maryland Real Estate Network.

In 2002, Bean founded Southern Maryland Weddings to connect local brides with the growing wedding industry in Southern Maryland. Southern Maryland Weddings operates online (www.somdweddings.com) and through an annual print edition. Through Southern Maryland Weddings, Bean also plans and executes bridal events and markets and advertises those events as well as the wedding industry in Southern Maryland.

Five years before launching Southern Maryland Weddings, Bean founded Mid-Atlantic Design Corporation with a goal to help local businesses market themselves online and off-line, including websites, graphic design, social media, and blogging. In 2013, she launched the Southern Maryland Real Estate Network in an effort to connect home buyers and sellers with real estate agents and home service companies.

Bean and her husband live in Waldorf and have four children.

cori-s-meloneyCori Shaw Meloney, Writer and Editor

Cori Shaw Meloney has been writing and editing for the Southern Maryland Weddings magazine, website, and blog since 2003. Meloney worked as a newspaper reporter and web content producer for several years before joining Southern Maryland Weddings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in technical communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She lives in Waldorf with her husband and son.

britney-grossBritney Gross, Intern, Writing and Event Planning

Hello everyone! My name is Britney, and I’m the new intern for Southern Maryland Weddings. I’m 20 years old and currently a student at University of Maryland Baltimore County. I plan to graduate next May with a Bachelor’s degree in English (Communications). After graduation, I intend to pursue a career in event planning and potentially specialize in wedding coordination. I aspire to be an event planner because, in my opinion, there’s nothing more rewarding than making someone’s dream event a reality.