The Walters Art Museum

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Governance and Board of Trustees
of the 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 2015–2016

  • Douglas W. Hamilton, Jr., Chair
  • Ellen N. Bernard, President
  • Calvin H. Baker, Vice 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

  • Neal D. Borden
  • H. Ward Classen
  • Brad Davidson
  • Michael de Havenon
  • Elke F. Durden
  • Cynthia L. Egan
  • Margaret Z. Ferguson
  • Jonathan M. Fishman
  • Susan D. Ginkel
  • Kris Anne Gitlin
  • Michael B. Glick
  • Sanford M. Gross
  • Nancy E. McColgan
  • Kevin A. McCreadie
  • Neil A. Meyerhoff
  • Charles J. Nabit
  • Judy Witt Phares
  • George K. Reynolds, III
  • John R. Rockwell
  • Nancy R. Sasser
  • Bernard Selz
  • Brij M. Sharma
  • Gail L. Shawe
  • Roslyn L. Smith
  • Hervey (Peter) S. Stockman, Jr.
  • Frank K. Turner, Jr.
  • Judith Van Dyke
  • Michiel van Katwijk
  • Mary Baily Wieler

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
The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor of the State of Maryland
The Honorable Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive
Adele Kass, Representative of Baltimore County Executive
The Honorable Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive
Julie Madden, Representative of Howard County Executive
Barbara Guarnieri, Chair of The Women's Committee
Colleen Pleasant Kline, Co-Chair of the Walters Enthusiasts (WE)
Sam Rogers, Representative of Visit Baltimore
Jan C. Thorman, President of the Docents

Trustees Emeriti

  • Rosalee C. Davison
  • Robert S. Feinberg
  • John Gilmore Ford
  • 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