WYPR Board of Directors
Cindy Amitin. M.D.
Asst. Professor of Journalism, Hood College
Emile Bendit, M.D. Psychiatrist,
Cynthia A. Berman - Co-Chair, Outreach Committee
Frank D. Boston, Esquire - Board Vice-Chair, Chair, Development Committee
General Law Practice
Anthony S. Brandon - Ex Officio President/CEO
Andrew M. Brooks - Treasurer
Vice-President, Head of US Equity Trading, T.Rowe Price
Deborah Winston Callard - Retired Fundraising Executive. Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Board Member: Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Parks & People Foundation
Darcy Christilf Carroll
Principal , Brown Advisory Securities
Former President of Claster Television
Beth Falcone - Co-Founder - GiveCorps
Board of Directors, Center Stage; Board of Directors, Parks and People Foundation
Vice President, Park Heights Renaissance. Inc.
Gary Levine - Co-Chair Outreach Committee
Partner, Shirlen Limited Partnership
John P. (Jack) Machen
Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department
Associate Professor, Political Science, UMBC
Vice-President, Hendersen-Webb, Inc.
Bailey Morris-Eck - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Trustee, The American Funds, Commissioner, Maryland Public Television
Columinst and Sr. Advisor, London Financial Times, A Wall Street Journal Publication
Samuel Penn - Chair, Audit Committee
Alex Brown Realty
Jonathan Rogers - Board Chair
First Vice President - Investments – Merrill Lynch
Mark Thistel - Owner
VP of Planning/External Affairs
University of Baltimore
Former President, Williams Construction
Chief Financial Officer of Health Solutions
Founding Board Members
In 2001, Johns Hopkins University decided to sell WJHU. While there were several groups that wanted the radio station, Jim McGill of Johns Hopkins sought a buyer that consisted primarily of local citizens, that would keep the NPR public radio format, that had professional broadcast management, and that had the resources to complete a sale. A group assembled by long-time broadcaster, Tony Brandon, met all the criteria and the purchase agreement was drafted. Mercantile Bank (now PNC) agreed to lend the necessary funds for the transaction if it was guaranteed by community citizens.
These individuals came together to secure the bank loan for the purchase of WYPR – essentially ensuring the continuation and future of a public radio station for Baltimore and Maryland. We remain grateful to these guarantors or Founding Board Members for making WYPR, as it is today, possible.
Anthony S. Brandon
William C. Clarke III
Darielle & Earl Linehan
Charles H. Salisbury, Jr.