Historic Annapolis, a nationally-known preservation non-profit, today announced a succession in leadership to advance its core mission of protecting and sharing the legacy of one of America’s founding cities.
Karen Theimer Brown immediately assumes the position of President and CEO of Historic Annapolis, serving as the day-to-day leader of the organization. Previously Senior Vice President of Preservation, Brown’s promotion builds on six years of her demonstrated leadership at HA and a growing presence in community affairs. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the change of leadership Wednesday.
Ms. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the preservation field. She previously led the organization’s policy, advocacy, and preservation planning initiatives, which include historic easements and markers, the archaeology program, and various property management responsibilities. She is commissioner of the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission and is currently serving on the Annapolis Heritage Commission. Brown also served on the board of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions and the Annapolis City Dock Advisory and Action Committees and is a recent graduate of the Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Program. Prior to joining the staff at Historic Annapolis, she worked for the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for close to a decade, and the City of Annapolis Preservation Division.
Historic Annapolis also announced the addition of Traci Ramsey to its leadership team as VP of Advancement. Ramsey comes to HA with over 20 years of professional fundraising experience. Most recently, she served as the Director of Development at Indian Creek School for 16 years. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.