Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park Welcomes New Board Members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – (February 25, 2020) The Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park (AMM) is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members. Joining the board are Jay Fleming, Ann Schweitzer, and Cindy Whittle. They will join 14 distinguished board members as the AMM continues to grow and expand in 202o and beyond.

“These three individuals bring valuable perspectives and expertise that will guide the AMM through the expansion of both our programs and our campuses in the coming year.  This is an organization on the move and we need passionate and progressive thinkers,”  stated Carol Sisco, Board Chairman.

About Jay Fleming

Born and raised in Annapolis, Jay is a professional photographer, educator, and publisher. He has worked around the world in the field of fisheries while documenting life on and in the water. The primary focus for his photography is on his home waters of the Chesapeake Bay. In 2016, he published his regionally bestselling book, Working the Water – a documentation of Maryland and Virginia’s seafood industry. He is currently working on his second book, Island Life – a visual narrative of life on the bay’s two inhabited offshore islands, Smith and Tangier. He also serves on the board of Smith Island United. 

Jay has a B.S. in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and two postgraduate degrees in Environmental Sciences. 

About Ann Schweitzer

A resident of the City of Annapolis, Ann is a marketing executive with over 25 years of experience in both the business and non-profit sectors. Ann has a proven record of accomplishments in product marketing, advertising, public relations and corporate and event marketing. 

Ann has served on numerous boards and committee roles for a multitude of worthy non-profits including Board Chair for IONA Senior Services,  a Board Member for The Lupus Foundation, Founding member of Box of Rain, Board Member The American Women’s Club of London as well as Grants Committee Member for Anne Arundel Women’s Giving Circle. 

About Cindy Whittle

Cindy is a retired math teacher and curriculum development specialist. In 2012, Cindy and her husband retired and returned to Annapolis, where she became involved with the AMM as a volunteer in a variety of areas for the Museum becoming intimately involved in all aspects of Museum operations.  She later joined the staff as the Venue Manager and built the program into a successful and robust feature for the Museum. Cindy had served as board president of Monterey Bay Spouse’s Club, as board treasurer of Child Justice in Silver Spring and as an active member of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together. 

Current officers of the board include Carol Sisco, Ph.D., Chairman, Drew Davis, Vice Chairman, Jack Whitelaw, Treasurer and Anne Harrington, Secretary. A  complete list of board members and bios can be found at