Crew & Board

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

Leadership Crew

Christopher Rowsom

Executive Director

Brian Auer

Operations Director

Jordan Ciesielczyk-Gibson

Retail Sales & Admissions Coordinator

Paul Cora

Curator of Historic Vessels

Tim Fowler

Pier 1 Site Manager

Lisa Lynn Hansen

Director, Marketing and Programs

Rob Howard

Pier 3 Site Manager

Emily Ross Nelson

Administrative Assistant & Membership Coordinator

Alexa Price

Interpretation Coordinator

Sarah Rauscher

Education Department Coordinator

Advisory Board

M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr. (Chairman)

Senior Counsel

Baker Donelson

David Beck

Retired Director of Business Strategy

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

W. David Berger


White Oak Wealth Management, LLC

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

Sam DiPaola


Evergreen Advisors

E. Michael Eacho


Torsk Volunteer Association

Dr. Susan Langley, Ph.D.

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

Stephen Morgan


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)


Tobacco Barn Distillery

Edwin S. Tharp


Alan Walden


Baltimore Chapter of the Navy League of the United States

David W. Wallace

Partner Emeritus



VADM Kenneth C. Malley, USN (ret)

Peter M. Martin

Retired CEO

Provident Bank