Leadership Staff & Advisory Board

The leadership team for Historic Ships in Baltimore consists of four senior staff, including the Executive Director, and a volunteer Advisory Board made up of individuals from the community who have an interest in the ships and their history, who support the mission in many ways, and help to keep the ships afloat.

Leadership Crew

Steve Bountress

Executive Director

Brian Auer

Operations Director

Alexa Price

Public Programs Manager

Stephanie Smith

Public Programs Coordinator

Advisory Board

Streett Baldwin

Ellin & Tucker, Director

David Beck

Retired Director of Business Strategy, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

David Berger

Principal, White Oak Wealth Management

Stephen Bockmiller

Past Vice President, Ship's Company

Joseph Boddiford, III

Vice President, Branch Manager - Boddiford-Koras Group at Morgan Stanley

Lawrence J. Bopp

Past President, Ship's Company

John Bourgeois

Attorney at Law, Kramon & Graham

Harry Coker, Jr.

Former Executive Director, National Security Agency

Sam DiPaola

President, Evergreen Advisors

E. Michael Eacho

President, Torsk Volunteer Association

David Gross

Vice President, General Ship Repair Corporation

Jasmine Harrison

Account Manager, ConnectRN

Jason Lamb

Chief Strategy Officer, Black Sea Tech

Dr. Susan Langley, Ph.D.

Maryland State Underwater Archeologist

Maryland Department of Planning

Maryland Historical Trust

Michael Leber

Partner, Venable LLP

Lindsay Lowe

Managing Director, Origination, Constellation Energy

Derick Lynch

President, General Ship Repair Corporation

Hon. Louis H Miller, Esq.

Retired Superior Court Judge, State of New Jersey

Victor Minella

Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Intelligence and Security

Laura Neuman

Former County Executive, Anne Arundel County

Philip E. Niedermair

Director, Chief of the Board of Advisors, National Cyber Group LLC

John Pastalow, III

Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

RADM Scott Sanders, USN (ret)

Principal, Tobacco Barn Distillery

Edwin S. Tharp


M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr.

Retired Senior Counsel, Baker Donelson


VADM Kenneth C. Malley, USN (ret)

Peter M. Martin

Retired CEO, Provident Bank