June 21, 2024
Associates shaking hands at DPOB's Annual Meeting
Meet Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Our organization has two separate Boards of Directors. The Downtown Management Authority (DMA), along with it’s Board, oversees a 106-block business improvement district in the heart of Baltimore. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and it’s Board, is the administrator of the DMA Agreement with Baltimore City, and also serves as our membership and advocacy organization.

Interested in joining our Board?

Please contact us to learn more about the process.

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

DPOB Board of Directors


* = Denotes Executive Committee Member

Carim Khouzami*

Chair BGE

Zed Smith*

Vice Chair The Cordish Companies

Mark Pollak*

Secretary Ballard Spahr LLP

Carrie Schreiber*

Treasurer Truist Financial

David M. Gillece

Emeritus Status Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc.

Ally M. Amerson*

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law / City Resident

Sister Helen Amos*

Mercy Medical Center

Christine D. Aspell


Edwin R. Brake*

Ellin & Tucker

Mark Caplan*

The Time Group

William E. Carlson

Shapiro Sher

Jeff Clary*

Grander Capital Partners, LLC

Trip Deeley


Jennifer Driban

National Aquarium

Delali Dzirasa


Daniel L. Eggers


Jonathan Flesher

Beatty Development Group, LLC

Marlon V. Fortineaux


Terri Freeman

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Michael Frenz

Maryland Stadium Authority

Anthony P. Gallo

T. Rowe Price

Morgan C. Gilligan

Stewart Title Guaranty Company

James E. Goodrich

Saul Ewing

Ben Greenwald

Arrow Parking

Terri Harrington

Harrington Commercial Real Estate

Sen. Antonio Hayes

Maryland State Senator - District 40

Ryan Hemminger


Melodie Hengerer

Baker Donelson

Barry J. Herman

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

John Hermann

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

Joseph Hovermill

Miles & Stockbridge

Al Hutchinson*

Visit Baltimore

Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Mark P. Keener

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Louis J. Kousouris, III *

MCB Real Estate, LLC

Ron Legler

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center Broadway Across America

Lynn S. Manthy

Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

John McCardell

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Christopher L. Mfume

The Civic Group

Alexa Milanytch*

Chase Brexton Health Care / Downtown Resident

Sharon Nevins

The Baltimore Banner

James Owens

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Eric Fitzgerald Reed*


Frank Remesch

CFG Bank Arena

J. Thomas Sadowski


Phylis A. Seman

CBRE Group, Inc.

Onahlea Shimunek*

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

David J. Shuster

Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Chris Simon

BTST Services/BLK Swan

Del. Stephanie Maddin Smith

Maryland House of Delegates - District 45

Ferrier R. Stillman*


C. William Struever

Cross Street Partners, LLC

Scott Szeliga

CohnReznick LLP

Colin Tarbert

Baltimore Development Corporation

Charles G. "Chuck" Tildon, III

University of Maryland Medical System

J. MacGregor Tisdale*

First National Bank

Stacie E. Tobin

Venable LLP

Brian S. Walter*

M&T Bank

Mark Wasserman

Emeritus Status Retired

Kerry R. Watson, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

Juan Webster

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Michele L. Whelley*

M.L. Whelley Consulting, LLC

William C. Wiedel, Jr

CFG Bank

Jayson T. Williams

Mayson-Dixon Companies
Downtown Management Authority

DMA Board of Directors


* = Denotes Executive Committee Member

Carim Khouzami*

President BGE

Zed Smith*

Vice President The Cordish Companies

Mark Pollak*

Secretary Ballard Spahr LLP

Carrie Schreiber*

Treasurer Truist Financial

Sister Helen Amos*

Mercy Medical Center

Kevin Anderson

Maryland Department of Commerce

Lynn L. Berger

JLL Property Management

Eric Bloom

PMC Property Group

Brad Byrnes*

Byrnes & Associates, Inc.

Jeff Clary*

Grander Capital Partners, LLC

Councilman Eric T. Costello

Baltimore City Council

Gabrielle M. Duvall, Esq.

Southern Management Companies, LLC

Cary M. Euwer, Jr.

Metropolitan Partnership, Ltd.

Myron Feaster

Pinkard Properties

Suzanne Fischer-Huettner

The Daily Record

Andrew Hinton

City Center Resident’s Association

Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Courtenay Jenkins, III*

Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc.

Judson H. Kerr, III PMM

The Atrium Luxury Apartment Homes

Onahlea Shimunek*

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Eric C. Thompson

Truist Financial

Mark Wasserman

Emeritus Status Retired

Justin A. Williams

Baltimore City Mayor's Office

Ann Winder

The Place Lounge
Helping Further DPOB's Mission through Leadership

Executive Committees

The Partnership’s committees are chaired by Executive Committee members who provide guidance and collaborative support to areas if strategic importance to DPOB’s mission.

Executive Committees

Finance Committee

The finance committee works alongside the CFO to support the fiduciary responsibilities of the executive team to manage the financial transactions related to Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Foundation, and Downtown Management Authority, helping to provide guidance, best practices, and overall financial oversight.

Executive Committees

Safety Committee

The goal of this committee is to collaborate with DPOB staff and use data and performance metrics to ascertain the State of crime throughout the DMA and targeted micro zones to improve public safety through the realtime allocation of DPOB assets to improve public safety outcomes.

Executive Committees

Clean & Green Committee

The work done in this committee is meant to directly support and enhance the work of both the DPOB Clean Team and Parks and Green Space Team.

Executive Committees

Partners Committee

This collection of city-focused economic and marketing agencies is committed to increasing collaboration and working together to better Baltimore City’s business community. The goal is effective partnership and problem-solving on common areas of interest and to leverage our collective power by working together.

Executive Committees

Economic Development Committee

Composed of local stakeholders and real estate experts, this group advises and develops strategies for business relocation and retention efforts, supports residential leasing and sales efforts, offers economic approaches to remediating blight, and facilitates both large-and-small-scale development efforts.

Executive Committees

Ad-Hoc Subsidiary Review Committee

This group was born out of the work of the Strategic Planning committee, and formed to help review subsidiary organization’s relationship to Downtown Partnership and/or the Downtown Management Authority, including the Bromo Arts District, Market Center Merchants Association, and Center Plaza Foundation.