STAFF

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Laurie Schwartz | President

Laurie has dedicated her career to helping make Baltimore an even better place to live and work. In the early 1980s, Laurie helped the city and area businesses start Downtown Partnership. She then served as its first President for over fifteen years. Following a stint at City Hall with Mayor O’Malley, Laurie worked as an independent consultant for nine years. During this time, she helped Waterfront property owners, Waterfront area attractions, and the City of Baltimore start Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. In 2010, Laurie agreed to join the organization full-time as its Executive Director. In her spare time, Laurie paints and shows her artwork. She is also an avid swimmer, and is training for her first harbor swim from Fells Point to Tidepoint.

Contact: 443.743.3307  |  Laurie@WaterfrontPartnership.org

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Adam Lindquist |Vice President, Programs and Environmental Initiatives

Adam is a passionate advocate for the creation and activation of parks and other public spaces for environmental, educational, and recreational use. He received his Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland in 2010 and joined Waterfront Partnership shortly thereafter. Adam leads the Healthy Harbor Initiative as well as events and programs for the organization. In addition to creating Baltimore’s iconic Mr. Trash Wheel, he leads the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership in raising over a million oysters in the Baltimore Harbor, launched the Harbor Scholars program to help improve environmental education in City Schools, and is spearheading the Baltimore Blueway, a water trail planning effort for Baltimore waterways.

Contact: 443.743.3309  |  Adam@WaterfrontPartnership.org

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Amber Chavis | Senior Accountant

Amber has a dynamic past experience in accounting, with nearly ten years in the field. Before joining the Waterfront Partnership, she held accounting positions at RailAmerica, Inc. and Medical Staffing Network, Inc. Most recently, she worked at Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, first as an accounting tech and then advancing to the assistant finance director. As assistant finance director, she was responsible for managing six finance staff members, preparing monthly financial reports for leadership, and coordinating the annual budget for high-totaling grants, along with many other duties. Amber holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Finance degree from East Carolina University.

Contact: 443.743.3310  |  Amber@WaterfrontPartnership.org

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Leanna Wetmore | Director of Events and Programs

Leanna moved to Baltimore from upstate New York for her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She started her career as a community organizer in 2008 and joined Waterfront Partnership as the manager of Neighborhood Programs for the Healthy Harbor Initiative in 2014. She has facilitated dozens of community murals and hundreds of greening and restoration projects. Now, as director of events and programs, Leanna is excited to build on her relationships with communities and engage new stakeholders at the waterfront. Leanna creates fun and engaging social and environmental programs and events that engender a feeling of pride and appreciation for our gorgeous harbor. From teaching kayak lessons to being a Maryland Master Gardener, Leanna enjoys all things water, plants, and people! When she isn’t at the waterfront, you can find her experimenting in her own garden, making art, and working on house projects with her husband and son, Max. She dreams of the day they can paddle to the harbor on an SUP, splash around, and catch a concert from the water!

Contact: 410.561.7308 |  Leanna@WaterfrontPartnership.org

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Micah Miles, Ph.D. | Staff Scientist, Healthy Harbor Program Manager

Micah joined the Waterfront Partnership in 2021 after completing her doctoral degree at the University of Georgia in Integrative Conservation. Micah is an urban wildlife ecologist with experience studying urban reptiles and amphibians and the communities that seek to conserve these taxa. She is a certified Associate Ecologist and Associate Wildlife Biologist with a passion for inspiring others to experience the natural world around them, from wherever they are, exactly as they are. Micah is responsible for coordinating water conservation initiatives in the inner harbor, such as water quality sampling, habitat restoration projects, and environmental education and outreach.

Contact: Micah@waterfrontpartnership.org

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Chelsea Anspach | Communications Manager, Healthy Harbor Initiative

Chelsea joined Waterfront Partnership in July 2020. She grew up in southern Maryland right between the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River. She graduated from Gettysburg College with a major in Studio Art. She has worked at various cultural institutions over the last seven years including the Annmarie Sculpture Garden, ArtJamz, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Her experiences at each institution were all about public engagement through events and social media. She has taught children about compost and worms and put-on large-scale painting events in the center of Washington, DC. A consummate artist, her illustrations have been published in a variety of magazines. Chelsea is responsible for running all social media platforms for the Waterfront Partnership including Mr. and Prof. Trash Wheel. She loves using creative storytelling to engage and create connections within a community.

Contact: 443.743.3308 x3312  |  Chelsea@WaterfrontPartnership.org

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Lorenzo Mack-Johnson | Chesapeake Conservation corp Intern

Lorenzo joined the Waterfront Partnership team through the Chesapeake Conservation Corp. He is attending the University of Baltimore to obtain a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability. Lorenzo obtained his Maryland Master Naturalist certification in July 2021 and plans to use his knowledge to explore the world around him.

Contact: Lorenzo@waterfrontpartnership.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Beatty

Beatty Development Group

James Bond

Living Classrooms Foundation

Matthew Garbark

Department of Public Works

Michael Cunningham

Constellation Energy

Brian Dean

T. Rowe Price

Terry Donahue

Waterfront Marriott Hotel

Rachel Duncan

Federal Hill Resident

Donald C. Fry

Greater Baltimore Committee

Marco Greenberg

Consultant

Michael Hankin

Brown Advisory

Sarah Harrison

Morgan Stanley

Frank Lance

Parks and People Foundation

Mark Conway

Councilman District 4

Tim O’Donald, Board Chair

Harbor East Management

Mark Pollak

Ballard Spahr LLP

Mark Potter

Maryland Science Center

John Quinn

BGE

Dale Schmidt

National Aquarium

Steve Sharkey

Department of Transportation

Zed Smith

Cordish Company

Traceé Strum-Gilliam

PRR, Inc.

Dan Taylor

Baltimore Development Corporation

Carmera Thomas-Wilhite

The Conservation Fund

Ira Weinstein, Treasurer

Cohn Reznick LLP

Eric Costello

Councilman District 11

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Beatty

Beatty Development

James Bond

Living Classrooms Foundation

David Bookhout

Avalon Bay

Terry Donahue

Waterfront Marriott Hotel

Susan Flanigan

Resident

Gail Furman

Max’s on Broadway

Tim O’Donald, Board Chair

Harbor East Management Group

Mark Potter

Maryland Science Center

Julian Demiri

Rusty Scupper

Dale Schmidt

National Aquarium

Doug Schmidt

Workshop Development

Zed Smith

Cordish Company

Gerben Van Dorpe

Harbor East Management Group

Eric Costello

Councilman District 11