Board, Staff and Explorer's Council
Board and Staff
President and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer Bryn Parchman first joined Port Discovery Children’s Museum as the Vice President of Marketing, and after assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer, was appointed President and CEO in 2003.
A leader, volunteer, and advocate, Bryn brings experience in both the public and private sector with a strong emphasis in finance and marketing. During Bryn’s tenure, Port Discovery was named one of the Top 12 children’s museums in the country by Forbes. Bryn has championed the cause to make Port Discovery accessible to all children, especially those from the underserved and special needs communities. Bryn expanded the Museum’s Discovery Days program (when the Museum opens its doors for free for children with special needs) and initiated a partnership with PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute. As a result of this unique partnership, Port Discovery was recognized with the children’s museum industry’s highest award, the MetLife Promising Practice Award in 2009 as well as the 2010 Replication Award which resulted in the launch of an online toolkit for replicating this program in children’s museums across the country. In her commitment to providing access to children from economically disadvantaged communities, Bryn instituted the Family Access Program, which provides free museum memberships to underserved families, and lobbies for support so that Title 1 schools can receive free field trips to the Museum.
Bryn earned her undergraduate degree from The Colorado College and her MBA from The Carlson School of Management/University of Minnesota. Prior to Port Discovery, Bryn held positions with Norwest Corporation (now Wells Fargo), The Martin Agency and Trahan, Burden and Charles. Bryn is actively involved with Network 2000 and is a member of the Visit Baltimore Cultural Tourism Advisory Committee and Institute for a Healthiest Maryland Advisory Board. Bryn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Children’s Museums, Roland Park Country School, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance , and the Community Resource Board of The Junior League .
Bryn has been recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record in 2012 and 2010 , was inducted into Smart CEO’s Brava! Hall of Fame in 2010 , and named an Enterprising Woman by The Baltimore Business Journal in 2008.
Dennis F. Rasmussen – Chair
President – The Rasmussen Group
Monica Brandes – Vice Chair
Senior Vice President – Bank of America
John Shmerler – Vice Chair
President – Radcliffe Jewelers
Mark Pollak, Esq. –Secretary
Partner – Ballard Spahr, LLP
Gordon M. Stetz, Jr. – Treasurer
Retired Chief Financial Officer
McCormick & Co., Inc.
Douglas L. Becker
Founder and Chairman – Laureate Education, Inc.
Founder and Partner – Sterling Partners
Winifred C. Borden
Co-Director – Successful Teaching Solutions
William S. Corey, Jr.
Assurance & Senior Relationship Partner – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Vice President, Regional Marketing Manager – M&T Bank
Robert E. Gabrys, Ph.D.
Chief Educational Program Officer
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Kathleen S. Hardway
Partner – Venable, LLP
Owner – Prime Building Advantage & Monument Sotheby’s International Realty
Vice President – The Henson Development Company
Anthony V. Imbraguglio
Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning
McCormick & Company
Carim V. Khouzami
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew D. Klaiber
Principal – Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
President – Allegis Global Solutions
Clarke Langrall, Jr.
President – Forecast Strategic Advisors
M. Gay G. Legg
Jennifer B. Litchman, MA
Senior Vice President for External Relations
Special Assistant to the President
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Laurie I. McDonald
General Manager, United States – Pandora Jewelry, LLC
Executive Vice President – Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Inc.
Senior Vice President – Xerox Corporation
Christopher S. Ripley
President & CEO – Sinclair Broadcast Group
John W. Sasser
Harry Thomasian, Jr.
Partner – Ernst & Young LLP
Owner – M.L. Whelley Consulting, LLC
Jed Van Dyke
Vice President – Jacobs Connected Enterprise
Executive Vice President
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Development & Communication
Director of Exhibits
Director of Guest Services
Director of Marketing
Director of Education & Community Enrichment
The Explorers Council is an auxiliary board that serves to further the mission of Port Discovery Children's Museum by engaging the next generation of patrons and volunteers to promote awareness of the Museum's service and impact in the greater Maryland area. Council members dedicate their time, resources, enthusiasm and social connections to achieve the goals of increasing public awareness, contributions and visitor attendance at Port Discovery Children's Museum. This Council provides networking opportunities for members as well as opportunities for "fun"draising. The Council allows socially responsible individuals the chance to give back to their community in a meaningful, enjoyable, and mutually beneficial way. Like the Explorers Council on Facebook!
Elizabeth Greenblatt, Chair
Vice President – M&T Bank
Proposal Content Manager – Brown Advisory
Assignment Desk Editor – WBFF Fox45
Strategic Channel Manager of the East – Tricerat, Inc.
Administrator – Johns Hopkins Health System
J. Bruce Chan
Equity Research – Stifel Nicolaus
Vice President – The Columbia Bank
Senior Manager – Workplace Design
COPT Development & Construction Services, LLC
Manager, Wholesale Strategy and Initiatives - Constellation
Equity Research Associate Analyst – T. Rowe Price
Portfolio Analyst – Brown Advisory
Business Specialist – Sawdey Solutions Services
Regional HR Manager, Americas – GP Strategies Corporation