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Board of Directors

The expert members of the National Aquarium Board of Directors provide strategic long-term planning and oversight, and ensure that the organization's actions align with its mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

The Honorable John Olszewski, Jr. Baltimore County Executive, ex officio

John "Johnny O" Olszewski, Jr. is a lifelong Baltimore County resident who believes in the power of public service and giving back to a comm...

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Samantha F. O’Neil Representative for the Baltimore County Executive, ex officio

Samantha O'Neil is the senior adviser to Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr.

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Shari Sant Plummer Chair, Conservation Committee

Shari Sant Plummer is president and founder of Code Blue Charitable Foundation, secretary/trustee of the Summit Charitable Foundation, found...

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The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Board Member

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake served as Baltimore’s 49th mayor from 2010 to 2016, the second woman to hold the office.

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Jennifer W. Reynolds Chair, Philanthropy Committee

Currently a partner and director of commercial real estate firm Ward Properties, Jennifer Reynolds has spent more than 28 years in the asset...

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Thomas E. Robinson Board Member

Thomas Robinson is a senior adviser in the real estate investment banking division of Stifel Nicolaus & Co., a financial services firm.

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Dr. Enric Sala Board Member

Dr. Enric Sala is a National Geographic explorer-in-residence who is dedicated to restoring the health and productivity of the ocean.

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Alex Smith Board Member

Alex Smith is the founder and president of Atlas Restaurant Group, the parent company of several eateries in Baltimore's Harbor East neighbo...

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Chuck Tildon Board Member

Chuck Tildon is vice president of external affairs for the University of Maryland Medical System.

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