Leadership Staff & Advisory Board

The leadership team for Historic Ships in Baltimore consists of three 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

Christopher Rowsom

Executive Director

Brian Auer

Operations Director

Jesse Miller

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Alexa Price

Interpretation Coordinator

Advisory Board

David Beck

Retired Director of Business Strategy

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

W. David Berger


White Oak Wealth Management, LLC

Streett Baldwin


Ellin & Tucker

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 and Graham

Harry Coker, Jr.

Former Executive Director


Sam DiPaola


Evergreen Advisors

E. Michael Eacho


Torsk Volunteer Association

Dr. Susan Langley, Ph.D.

Maryland State Underwater Archeologist

Maryland Department of Planning

Maryland Historical Trust

Michael Leber


Venable, LLP

Lindsay Lowe

Managing Director



Derick Lynch


The General Ship Repair Corporation

Hon. Louis H Miller, Esq.

Retired Superior Court Judge

State of New Jersey


Victor Minella

Senior Director, Integration Support Directorate

Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy

E. Andrew Murray


FTI Consulting

Philip E. Niedermair

Managing Director of Strategic Alliances

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

John Pastalow, III

Managing Partner

Shuck and Associates

RADM Scott Sanders, USN (ret) - Advisory Board Chairman


Tobacco Barn Distillery

Edwin S. Tharp


David W. Wallace

Partner Emeritus

RK&K Engineering

M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr.

Retired Senior Counsel

Baker Donelson


VADM Kenneth C. Malley, USN (ret)

Peter M. Martin

Retired CEO

Provident Bank