Miles M. Circo

Mr. Circo retired in 2003 from Circuit City Stores, Inc. as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. In 1977, Mr. Circo co-founded Patapsco Designs Inc., an electronics design and manufacturing company that was acquired by Circuit City Stores in 1987.  In a career that began in 1968, Mr. Circo has personally designed and developed over 140 products for data communications, transaction processing, process control and video applications. He was awarded a U.S. Patent in 1987 for his unique high-performance, fault-tolerant, token-ring local area network used in many critical process control systems.  He led the Circuit City/DIVX design team in the development of a Conditional Access system for viewing of DVD Movies. The system featured world class technology in cryptography,  key management, key distribution, secure silicon, copy protection, and video watermarking. He also developed the Secure Cryptographic Processor Integrated Circuit, Unique DVD serialization and replication system, specialized DVD Authoring and Encryption System, and Billing and Customer Service Transaction Processing System.

Mr. Circo received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.  In 1968, he received the Student Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mr. Circo has served on the Board of Directors of  FCNB Bank,  Frederick Memorial Hospital,  Friends of Catholic Education, and as vice-chairman of the Frederick County Economic and Community Development Commission. Mr. Circo has also served as General Partner with a number of Real Estate Development Partnerships responsible for many commercial and industrial projects in Frederick County.

Mr. Circo currently serves as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Talbot County and was awarded The Maryland Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in 2005 for volunteering over 2000 hours with Habitat for Humanity in 2004.

Mr. Circo also serves on the Easton Affordable Housing Board and is a member of the Talbot County Workforce Housing Coalition.