Eric M. Rubin, Chairman

Eric is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris, & Cooke, LLP. Eric joined the Museum's Board of Directors in 2006 and also served as its Counsel prior to being elected Chairman in 2011. Eric is a founder of the Chesapeake Legal Alliance and previously served as a Director of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Jack Whitelaw, Vice Chairman

A retired executive with Exxon Mobil, in areas of financial management, strategic planning, public affairs, and insurance, Jack currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Scholarships for Scholars, Inc. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Annapolis and joined the AMM Board in 2007.

Kent K. Wilkinson, Treasurer

Former banker and retired CPA with 40 years experience, Kent joined the AMM Board in 2004, and currently serves as Treasurer . He is a member of Eastport Yacht Club, has been active on their Executive Committee and the Finance Committee, as well as volunteering for the Community Pressley Ridge School.

Elvia Thompson, Secretary

Elvia is an environmental activist and Co-founder of Annapolis Green, a non-profit that promotes sustainability in the Annapolis area. She produces and hosts a weekly radio program about local environmental issues and serves on the Board of the Spa Creek Conservancy, and volunteers for several community organizations. Elvia is an Anne Arundel County Watershed Steward and a Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Class graduate. She retired from NASA in 2006, having served in various federal agencies. Elvia is President of Stellar Presentations, Inc., specializing in design for web and print. She has volunteered her writing and design services to AMM since 2001, joining the Board in 2003.

L.B. (Buck) Buchanan, Chairman Emeritus

Former advertising director at Leo Burnett Advertising, Chicago, and retired marketing executive for H.J. Heinz Company, Buck led the marketing campaigns for StarKist Foods, Weight Watchers and Nestle's Taster's Choice. Buck joined the Museum Board in 2001, serving as Chairman until 2010.

Steve Ames

Steve is former Principal of Ames Fee-Only Financial Planning, a comprehensive financial planning and investment management firm. He has also served as President, Kiwanis Club of Annapolis, Treasurer, Annapolis Boys and Girls Club, Board Member of the Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Currently he serves on Anne Arundel Center Foundation's Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee and the Asset Management Committee for The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

Ted Berkinshaw

Ted is a Board Certified orthodontist who has been in active practice in Annapolis since 1981. He has been actively involved in Education having been a Senior Attending on the staff at Washington Hospital Center's Orthodontic Residence Program since 1986. He is a past member and Chairman of the American Association of Orthodontists Council on Communications. Ted joined the AMM Board in 2012.

Agnes Cobbum

Agnes is currently a Principal, Regulatory Affairs with Swiftwater Group, a drug development consulting firm. She began her career as a marine natural product chemist, and held positions at Alba Therapeutics, MGI Pharma and Guilford Pharmaceuticals. She moved to Annapolis in 1998 and joined the AMM Board in 2011.

Eric Fischer

Eric is a Principal and Managing Director of Trammell Crow, a multi-national investment and development company. An entrepreneur with interest in local companies, he is a graduate of the Maritime Academy with an MA in Finance from NYU.

Dick Franyo

Dick is a retired investment banker with Alex Brown of Baltimore and is currently the owner of the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport. Past President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, Board member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation Board, Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Economic Development Corporation, Eastport Business Association, Dick has been vital in countless community organizations, joining the Board of AMM in 2003.

Michael Hughes

Michael is currently President/Partner WRNR Radio, Annapolis, and WYRE, St Augustine, Florida, and President of MH Media Strategies, an independent marketing/consulting firm. A former board member of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the March of Dimes, as well as six other community service organizations, Michael now serves on the Boards of the D.C. based Clean Energy Partnership, Maryland Theater for Performing Arts, Camp Letts YMCA, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, and Annapolis Recreation and Parks.

Jenny Kottler

Jenny is a former banker and currently founder of Kottler Works, LLC, which provides strategic consulting and turnkey, high-touch service for philanthropic, corporate, public and association audiences. Active with a number of non-profit organizations, including the Eastport Civic Association, Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, and the Tulane University Associates Board, Jenny is also AMM Development Committee Chairman.

Hank Libby

Hank is President of the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation, which funds educational, social, and medical outreach programs to benefit disadvantaged persons in the Annapolis Community. Hank serves on the Boards of six other charitable organizations in Annapolis.

Steve Picarde

Steve joined the AMM Board in 2011. He is currently President and Founder of PI Midlantic, an Annapolis based consulting firm that builds high performance organizations by applying proven systems in areas of Talent Management, Organizational Development, Executive Coaching, and Sales Assessment/Training.

Mike Pitchford

Mike is President and CEO of the not-for-profit Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC), which develops, owns and operates affordable housing based in Washington D.C. and includes two communities in Annapolis. He also serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis, and several affordable housing organizations.

Richard Gilbert

Richard is a retired communications industry CEO. Currently he conducts business advisory and investment banking work in Chicago.

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