Board of Directors

The Downtown Annapolis Partnership Board of Directors represents a broad cross-section of the business areas within the City.   Board members bring to DAP the concerns and opportunities in each business area, and the DAP organization designs and delivers business enhancement programs in support of each business area.

The DAP memership elects the Board of Directors and the Officers of the organization.


Melanie Murphy

Owner, The Annapolis Pottery

Interim Chairman

Rita Siprak-Weill

Owner, Minuteman Press


Robert Clark

President/CEO Historic Annapolis


Steven Samaras

Owner, Zachary's Jewelers

Past President


Judy Buddensick

Digital Solutions Manager, RNR Digital Solutions

Royal Bundy

Marketing Director, Rams Head Group

Molly Burnett

Director of Advancement Operations, St. John's College

Anthony Clarke

Co-Owner, Galway Bay

Jennifer Donahoe

Owner, Mills Fine Wines and Spirits

Fern Elliott

Owner, Lilac Bijoux

Ken Gerstein

Owner, Ken Gerstein CPA

Sheila Jones

Co-Owner, Annapolis Boat Shows

Miriam Stanicic

Director, Community Relations, USNA

Hollis Minor

Economic Development Manager, City of Annapolis

Joe Rubino

CFO, Deputy Superintendent for Finance, USNA

Deborah Schwab

Owner, Deborah M. Schwab Landscape Architecture

Jenny Seth

Co-Owner, Annapolis Running Shop

Heather Skipper

Director, Guide Operations, Watermark