(Annapolis, Md) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recognized Maryland Department of Natural Resources employee Tom Schisler with a Customer Service Heroes Award. Schisler, executive director of Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, was honored for enhancing customer service and improving facility maintenance at the state-managed marina. The award presentation occurred during the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

The Customer Service Heroes Award was created by Governor Hogan in 2016 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated and exceeded expectations set within the state's Customer Service Promise.

"Under Tom Schisler's leadership, Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield is one of the highest-rated marinas in the United States," said Governor Larry Hogan. "This honor is directly attributable to the tremendous effort of Tom and his team for providing excellent customer service, and I congratulate him for this distinguished honor."

Located on the Lower Eastern Shore in historic Crisfield - the "crab capital of the world" - Somers Cove Marina is a 515-slip marina offering access to many of Somerset County's finest amenities and attractions, including Janes Island State Park and Smith Island out in Tangier Sound. A welcome port of call for all vessels, the marina boasts some of the most reasonable fuel prices on the bay.

"Tom has made tremendous progress as executive director, meeting and exceeding visitors' expectations and needs," Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. "I congratulate him and the rest of the Somers Cove Marina team for their commitment to our customers and our marina. Somers Cove is truly a great place to refuel, relax and recharge when out on the water."

Somers Cove Marina was recently named a 2017 Marinas.com Boaters Choice Award winner. The marina received outstanding reviews from boaters and was in the top 2 percent of highest-rated marinas in the United States.