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Governance and Board of Trustees of Walters Art Museum

Given as a bequest from Henry Walters to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in 1931 "for the benefit of the public," the Walters Art Museum has since its founding been governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The museum benefits from the wisdom, support, and advocacy of these community leaders:

Board of Trustees 2014-2015

  • Douglas W. Hamilton, JR., Chair
  • Ellen N. Bernard, President
  • Thomas S. Bozzuto, Vice President
  • James H. Degraffenreidt, Jr., Vice President
  • Christine M. Espenshade, Vice President
  • Guy E. Flynn, Vice President
  • Lynn Homeier Rauch, Vice President
  • Michael J. Young, Treasurer
  • Julia Marciari-Alexander, Ph. D. Secretary
  • Calvin H. Baker
  • Neal D. Borden
  • H. Ward Classen
  • Brad Davidson
  • Rosalee C. Davison
  • Michael De Havenon
  • Elke F. Durden
  • Cynthia L. Egan
  • Margaret Z. Ferguson
  • Jonathan M. Fishman
  • Kris Anne Gitlin
  • Michael B. Glick
  • Sanford M. Gross
  • Kevin A. Mccreadie
  • Neil A. Meyerhoff
  • Bailey Morris-Eck
  • Charles J. Nabit
  • Judy Witt Phares
  • George K. Reynolds, Iii
  • John R. Rockwell
  • Nancy R. Sasser
  • Bernard Selz
  • Brij M. Sharma
  • Gail L. Shawe
  • Hervey (Peter) Stockman, Jr.
  • Frank K. Turner, Jr.
  • Judith Van Dyke
  • Michiel Van Katwijk

Ex-Officio Members

  • The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore City
  • Casey N. R. Brent, Mayor's Representative to the Board
  • The Honorable Bernard C. Young, President of the Baltimore City Council
  • Mary Demory, Representative of the Office of the City Council President
  • Governor Martin J. O’Malley, Governor of the State of Maryland
  • The Honorable Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive
  • Adele Kass, Representative of Baltimore County Executive
  • The Honorable Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive
  • Diana Ulman, Representative of Howard County Executive
  • Colleen Pleasant Kline, Co-Chair of the Walters Enthusiasts (WE)
  • Yvonne E. Lenz, Chairwoman of The Women's Committee
  • Sam Rogers, Representative of Visit Baltimore
  • Jan C. Thorman, President of the Docents
  • Open, Chair of William T. Walters Association

Trustees Emeriti

  • Robert S. Feinberg
  • Samuel K. Himmelrich, Sr.
  • Andrea B. Laporte
  • Cynthia R. Mead
  • William L. Paternotte
  • Adena W. Testa
  • Jay M. Wilson

Director's Advisory Council

  • Eddie C. Brown
  • Constance R. Caplan
  • Philip D. English
  • Laura L. Freedlander
  • Sir Paul Ruddock
  • The Honorable Paul Sarbanes
  • Benjamin B. Zucker