National Aquarium, Inc. Board of Directors
Mr. Robert E. Carter
Bob Carter is the Chair of the Executive Board of the National Aquarium Institute. A consultant with significant expertise in local, national and international fundraising, Bob Carter has faced complex problems and opportunities and found ways to be successful in nearly every case. Bob established Of Counsel Philanthropy in 2010 and is now President and CEO of Bob Carter Companies LLC.
In his consulting work, Bob concentrates on building dynamic teams to deliver specific services that meet the unique needs of charities and donors. He works with complex regional, national and international organizations and institutions to design specific strategies, based on individual cultural realities, to maximize positive outcomes. His service as member and chair of numerous not-for-profit boards lends firsthand experience to his governance counsel. He is currently Chair of the International Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He also serves on the board of directors for The Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University and The Mote Marine Laboratory (Immediate Past Chair). He is a member of the USA Advisory Board of PlaNet Finance, a microfinance organization headquartered in Paris with global operations. Bob is Board Chair emeritus of Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore and Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Bob’s experience includes a 26-year career with Ketchum (including 15 years as President), one of the largest firms in the fundraising industry, and serving as Senior Advisor to Changing Our World and Omnicom Nonprofit Group. Prior to joining Ketchum, Bob served as Vice President for University Relations at The Catholic University of America; Director of Development for Arts and Sciences and Engineering, and Associate Director of Annual Giving at The Johns Hopkins University; and Assistant to the Headmaster at the Gilman School in Baltimore. After graduating from The Boys' Latin School in Baltimore, Bob taught there and organized the school’s development office.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Bob has published articles in several professional journals and frequently serves as a lecturer and presenter for Columbia University’s Masters in Philanthropy Management program, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
Bob and his wife, Carol, live in Anna Maria, Florida. His sons, Travis and Trent, and their families live in Naples, Florida.
Ms. Jennifer W. Reynolds
Immediate Past Chair and Philanthropy Committee Chair
As Chair of the Executive Board of the National Aquarium Institute, Jennifer Ward Reynolds oversees the governance of the entire enterprise, including aquariums in Baltimore and Washington DC and several conservation-related facilities and programs. She has served on the board of the National Aquarium since 2000, and is also the past chair of the National Aquarium Foundation.
Currently a partner and director of commercial real estate firm Ward Properties, Jennifer has spent over 30 years in the asset management business, most recently serving as Vice Chair and Chief Investment Officer of Legg Mason Trust. In 2008, Jennifer became chair of the board of trustees of Dickinson College, for which she has been a trustee since 2000 and co-chaired the First in America capital campaign (2006-2011). Additionally, she serves on the investment committees of the Walters Art Museum, Sheppard Pratt Hospital and the Baltimore School for the Arts. She has twice been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by Warfield’s Daily Record and is a past recipient of the Distinguished Women award from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College (1977), her Masters of Finance from Loyola College, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She resides in Phoenix, Maryland, with her husband George, an attorney who is also very active in community leadership.
Mr. Timothy Adams
Mr. Marc Bunting
Mr. Keith Campbell
Mr. Robert E. Carter (Chair)
Mr. David Churchill (Chair, Finance Committee)
Ms. Colleen Dilenschneider
Mrs. Jane W. I. Droppa (Vice Chair)
Mr. Michael Dunmyer (Chair, Conservation Committee)
Ms. Nancy Grasmick
Mr. Frank A. Gunther, Jr. (Life Director)
Mr. Charles Knudsen, III (Chair, National Aquarium Foundation)
Ms. Donna Morrison
Mr. Mark Mullin
Mr. Joseph Nigro
Ms. Kaliope Parthemos
Ms. Marianela Peralta
Mr. Charles A. Phillips
Mr. J. Scott Plank (Vice Chair)
Mr. John C. Racanelli (CEO)
Ms. Diana Ramsay (Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee)
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Ms. Jennifer W. Reynolds, Immediate Past Chair
Mr. Thomas E. Robinson (Chair, Center for Aquatic Life and Conservation)
Ms. Tamika Langley Tremaglio (Vice Chair and Chair, Audit Committee)
Ms. Jaki Ulman
Ms. C. Elizabeth Wagner
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