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Board of Trustees

The Maryland Science Center is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of approximately 30 individuals from the corporate, educational, medical, and scientific communities. Board members serve on a volunteer basis for a three-year renewable term. The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring proper ethical and legal compliance with regulatory laws. The Board also approves and supports the mission of the institution and is ultimately responsible for upholding the regional and national reputation of the Maryland Science Center within the community it serves.

A Scientific and Educational Council, comprised of individuals from the scientific and educational communities, advises the staff on matters of scientific accuracy and educational appropriateness of programmatic initiatives. Members of the Scientific and Educational Council, representing numerous scientific disciplines, advise the staff on presenting and teaching science at all educational levels.


David B. Amy, Vice Chairman-Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Vice Chairman

Shawn A. Abrams, Partner – 88 North Capital


Eric T. Costello, Baltimore City Council, 11th District
Sonal Deshpande, Sector Vice President, Mission Assurance-Mission Systems-Northrop Grumman
Doug Dollenberg, Jr., Community Volunteer
Susan Ehrlich, Community Volunteer
Bryce Freeman, Director, Sales Operations & Planning-McCormick & Company, Inc.
Timothy Galpin, Assistant Director, Programs and Chief Strategy Officer-The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Saul E. Gilstein, Partner – Gallagher, Evelius & Jones, LLP
Pamela W. Gray, CPA, Partner – SB and Company LLC
Chickie Grayson, President & CEO – Enterprise Homes, Inc.
John W. Greene, Jr., Managing Principal & Partner – Halcyon Asset Management
Mary Hyman, Community Volunteer
Richard M. Ivey, WW Vice President Research & Development-BD Life Sciences, Diagnostic Systems
George J. Kilroy, Community Volunteer
Laurel Magruder, Group Vice President, Large Corporate & International Trade Finance- M&T Bank
Scott H. Marder, Shareholder-Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
Daniel F. McGuire, Partner – KPMG, LLP
James McHugh, Executive Vice President- Exelon & CEO- Constellation
David Oestreicher, Chief Legal Counsel – T. Rowe Price
Stephen Schenkel, M.D.,MPP, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine – University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief, Emergency Medicine – Mercy Hospital
Scott R. Somerville, Owner – SRS Tax & Business Consulting, LLC
Francie Cohen Spahn, Owner – Law Offices of Francie Spahn
Terry Spencer, Vice President – Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Audra Swain, Vice President & General Manager-WJZ-TV Baltimore
Richard B. Talkin, Owner – Law Offices of Richard B. Talkin
Jay Watkins, Partner – DLA Piper LLP (US)
Lyn White, CFA, Fixed Income Analyst-Brown Advisory
Mark Zimmerly, Vice President of Business Development – Transamerica

Ex Officio

Hon. Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr, Governor of Maryland
Hon. Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore City
Hon. Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive
Hon. Donald I. Mohler III, Interim Baltimore County Executive

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark J. Potter


Kelly S. Miller


Alexis H. Leo