Margaret Davis, Maryland Hall President and CEO

Appointed in 2017 as President and CEO of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Margaret Davis has a life-long commitment to the arts and a professional career dedicated to arts and non-profit management, communications, and capacity building.  Most recently, as President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for almost nine years, Margaret led the organization through annual record-setting years of mission and financial success.  Her major leadership work at the civic and national levels includes the Ravinia Music Festival, National Children’s Museum, Arena Stage, Chicago Children’s Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Northwestern University.

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, Margaret is committed to mentoring and advancing women and their opportunities in business and society.  She holds a life-long commitment to education and arts access and family welfare.  In addition to her decades of work supporting Marine Corps families and their children, Margaret has also served on the boards of the Chicago Children’s Museum, Family Focus, and Milton Academy.  She currently serves on the grant review committee for Anne Arundel Women Giving Together and is the first woman to be appointed President Emerita of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. She has been recognized by the Department of the Navy and awarded its Superior Public Service Medal.

Margaret lives in Annapolis, MD, with her husband of 36 years where they sail and enjoy and protect the Chesapeake Bay.