AEMS Thanks Outgoing Board Members for Years of Distinguished Service

July 22, 2021


Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) wants to extend its heartfelt gratitude to five retiring Board of Directors members for their years of outstanding volunteer service dedicated to supporting and expanding access of high quality arts education to Maryland Students.

The outgoing board members are:

  • Mary Ann Mears, AEMS Founder, artist, and sculptor
  • Chris Dietze, AEMS Board Treasurer and Chief Operations Office of the Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Susan Magsamen, Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Pederson Brain Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Brian Sullam, AEMS Board Vice-Chair and Editorial Manager at T. Rowe Price (retired)
  • Veronica Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Towson University

At an AEMS event celebrating the outgoing board members and their contributions, Executive Director Quanice Floyd noted:

“I am so glad to have worked with Mears, Dietze, Magsamen, Sullam and Thomas.  They have all made  lasting contributions to ensuring that AEMS truly advance our mission. They have provided the organization with a vast wealth of expertise and knowledge and have charted a path for AEMS to successfully move forward. We will miss working with them and look forward to continuing their legacy.”

Quanice Floyd, AEMS Executive Director

AEMS honors Brian, Chris, Mary Ann, Veronica, and Susan for their leadership, and wishes them all well in their journey beyond AEMS. An announcement will be made in the coming days about the selection of new board members.

Chris Dietze, outgoing Board Treasurer
Susan Magsamen, outgoing AEMS board member
Mary Ann Mears, AEMS founder
Brian Sullam, outgoing Board Vice-Chair
Veronica Thomas, outgoing AEMS board member

About AEMS

AEMS is committed to ensuring that all students in the state of Maryland have access to high quality arts education by mobilizing power to communities through advocacy programs, professional and leadership programs, and resource building and sharing. We envision a public education system in Maryland that supports, cultivates, nurtures, and uplifts ALL students’ creativity through a robust arts education experience so that they can thrive in a healthy society.

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