The Lewis Museum Welcomes Seven New Board Members


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The Lewis Museum Welcomes Seven New Board Members

Baltimore, Maryland, September 4, 2018 - The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (Lewis Museum) is adding seven new board members. These talented and highly experienced individuals will utilize their networks to continue the work of the Lewis Museum and fulfill our mission to be the authentic voice of African American art, history and culture in Maryland.


Ricky Smith, CEO, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

J.M. Giordano, Award-Winning Photojournalist/ Honors Photography Teacher, Baltimore School for the Arts

Charles Martin, AVP, Regional Community Reinvestment Officer, M&T Bank

Martin King, Attorney, Gorman & Williams

Sam Henry, Software Engineer, GT Web Systems, LLC

W. Drew Hawkins, President, EdYouCore Sports & Entertainment

Alma Roberts, Senior Program Manager in Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente


“Dynamic institutions need dynamic leaders to get them to the next level. We actively sought out key players in art, business, finance and community initiatives to round out our board. It is our hope that their talents and experience will make the Lewis an even stronger player in the museum industry,” says Wanda Draper, Executive Director of the Lewis Museum. Lewis Museum Board Members serve a four year term.


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture is the authentic source for art, history and culture from the African American perspective. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music performances, and family programming. For more information visit and follow us on IG/ Twitter @lewismuseum.