Board of Directors

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Greg Jones

Board President

Greg Jones joined the Board in November 2009. He works for the Maryland Transportation Authority, Division of Strategic Development as the Manager of Enterprise and Innovative Programs Development. Greg lives in Parkville with his wife, Sherri, and their three children.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“My enthusiasm for the Foundation stems from our focus on programs that promote literacy. As a child, I experience difficulty learning to read, and I attribute the support and encouragement I received from educators and public library programs as primary conduits of success.”

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Todd Carpenter

Board Vice President

Todd Carpenter, the executive director for the National Information Standards Organization, has been on the Board of Directors since May 2009. Todd, who holds a B.A. in German and Philosophy from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Marketing from The Johns Hopkins University, has worked for Johns Hopkins University Press and BioOne. Todd has also served as treasurer of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Todd and his wife Colette have two children who are “avid readers and love the Towson Branch of BCPL.” In his spare time he enjoys cooking, photography and technology.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“Libraries are among the last public indoor space and provide access to many who lack the same access and resources to information rescues. Libraries such as BCPL can provide a nurturing environment where children from all backgrounds can engage their intellects as well as foster a love of reading and understanding. Public cultural institutions like BCPL need our support and expertise to advance their mission to support our community.”

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Ting Li

Board Treasurer

Ting Li joined the Board in June 2016. He works for CohnReznick LLP as an audit manager for the audit department. Ting has a degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA). Ting currently lives in Nottingham with his wife Sue and their two children.

During his free time, Ting enjoys playing basketball, spending quality time with his family and watching movies.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“I am passionate about discovering what Baltimore County Public Library system has to offer to the communities it serves. I enjoy helping support and enhance the various services BCPL offers to our communities.”

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Susan Anthony

Board Member

Susan Anthony has been a Board member since September 2014. She is the principal at Sawmill Marketing and Public Relations. Susan, who has a degree in Journalism from Michigan State University, has been in public relations for approximately 30 years and founded Sawmill Marketing Public Relations in 1995. Susan also serves as vice president on the board of the Single Carrot Theatre, is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Democratic Women’s PAC of Maryland and is on the board of the Central Baltimore County Democratic Club.

In her free time, Susan enjoys hiking with her two Golden Retrievers on the trails of Gunpowder Falls State Park.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“One of my fondest memories as a child was being read to by my father nearly every evening and going to the library together to select our next book.  I have continued to love reading and I am eager to promote and encourage others to make reading at the top of their list of enjoyments.”

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Christine Crawford

Board Member

Christine Crawford, vice president of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, joined the Board of Directors in December 2013. She holds a B.A. in Science from St. Bonaventure University, and has been with the Chamber of Commerce for 10 years after working in the hospitality industry for 16 years. She is on the boards of directors for both the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore Pump Out for Clean Water, Inc. She has also served on the boards of directors for the Irish Railroad Workers Museum and the Towson Chamber of Commerce.

Christine and her husband Ed enjoy traveling, both stateside and overseas.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“I believe in the Foundation’s vision to support and enhance the services of BCPL and I strongly support the commitment to sustain a superior public library system in Baltimore County.”

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David Marks

Board Member

Councilman David Marks, who represents the Fifth District on the Baltimore County Council, has been a member of the Foundation Board of Directors since December 2010. He has a M.A. in Policy Studies from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to his council duties, David is a transportation consultant and an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Maryland. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maryland Department of Transportation. David serves on the board for the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is a past president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association.

David enjoys spending time with his two children and exploring the outdoors, traveling and history.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“I have long been interested and supportive of libraries and worked for 10 years to build the Perry Hall Branch of BCPL. The Foundation helps government improve libraries by raising critical private sector support.”

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Amy Menzer

Board Member

Amy Menzer became a member of the Foundation Board in June 2016. She is the Executive Director of the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation and has an extensive background in the nonprofit sector. Awards and honors include a 2016 Maryland Top 100 Women Award from The Daily Record; President’s Award from the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce in 2012; Weinberg Fellows Program, Class of 2009; and Leadership Baltimore County, Class of 2008.

Amy and her husband live in Dundalk with their daughter.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“Public libraries are dear to my heart because the library played an important role in my life as an adolescent ¬– my first job at age 14 was as a page at the Rockville library. The idea that libraries can help people of all ages and backgrounds reimagine and redefine themselves and their futures is so valuable.”

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Deborah Nolan

Board Member

Deborah Nolan, the Dean of University Libraries at Towson University, joined the Board of Directors in January 2009. She holds a B.A. from Wittenberg University, a M.L.S. from University of Pittsburgh and an Ed. D. from Towson University. Deborah has also been the Associate Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, a Library Technology Trainer and School Library Media Specialist at Montgomery County Public Schools and the Director of Educational Support Services at Montgomery College. She is on the boards of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium and the Congress of Academic Library Directors (MD).

Deborah enjoys relaxing on the beach with a good book, biking, travelling, visiting museums, browsing antique shops and art galleries, and watching college lacrosse, football and basketball.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
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I am passionate about all types of libraries and committed to the role of public libraries in literacy development and information sharing.  Baltimore County Public Library is one of the top public library systems in the country. I am fortunate to live here and benefit from all the BCPL does. Serving the community through the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library is an honor and a pleasure."

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Stephen Shutz

Board Member

Stephen Shutz joined the Board in June 2016. He is a Portfolio Manager at Brown Advisory, Inc. Steve, who has a B.S. in Finance from Frostburg State University, is also on the Board of KIPP Baltimore, is a member and former president of the Municipal Bond Club of Baltimore and is a member of the Baltimore CFA Society.

In his spare time, Steve is coaches his daughter’s under-11 lacrosse team and is involved with the local PTA. He and his wife live in Catonsville with their three daughters.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
“Today’s public libraries face an environment of rapidly changing consumer demands. The Baltimore County Public Library system is a national leader, and the Foundation for BCPL provides critical support toward the library system’s future goals. I am part of a family of avid readers and have three young daughters who love visiting the Catonsville Branch. I am happy to serve the Foundation and support the continued growth of the entire BCPL system.”

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Susan Waxter

Board Member

Susan Waxter retired from BCPL in 2013 after 10 years in Planning & Projects in the Administration and joined the Foundation Board of Directors in January 2017. She grew up in Baltimore and holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A from the University of Virginia. After 30 years working in the banking industry in several eastern cities, she returned to Baltimore in 2001, where she enrolled in the University of Maryland and earned her Masters of Library Science. Her work at BCPL mirrored her banking career, and included strategic planning, project management and data analysis. The years at BCPL were very rewarding, both professionally and personally, as she has many friends from the library world.  She also supports the library efforts of her college and the Smithsonian.

Since retirement, Susan volunteers at the Maryland Zoo and as treasurer for her homeowners' association. She travels all over the country and the world. As of August 2015, she had visited all 50 US states. Other interests include hiking and attending concerts and movies with friends.

Why join the Foundation for BCPL?
"Very simply, I want to give back to this library for making the last ten years of my professional life so wonderful. I believe very strongly in libraries as a gathering place and a positive influence in each branch's community."

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Ellen York

Board Member

Ellen joined the Foundation Board in July 2016. She has worked in the legal department at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., since 2011, and since 2014 has been legal counsel, vice president. She manages a team that facilitates opening sponsored products in global markets, and prepares and submits documents to state, federal and international regulatory bodies. She has a J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Baltimore School of Law and B.A. (magna cum laude) from McDaniel College.

Ellen lives in Timonium with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys reading, knitting and competing on a trivia team.

Why join Foundation for BCPL?
"I recognize the importance of the library in the Baltimore County community. It is certainly not just about physical books. The library provides key programming for a variety of ages and topics, whether it’s related to literacy, technology, education or job hunting."

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