Joint Statement about Leadership Change at Maryland Hall | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Joint Statement about Leadership Change at Maryland Hall

September 14, 2019

In a joint statement, the Maryland Hall Board of Directors and Margaret Davis today announced that she is leaving the organization as President and CEO effective immediately. Board Chair Barbara Jackson said, “Maryland Hall thanks Margaret for her leadership for the past two years and wishes her the best.”

Davis stated, “I’m so proud of what the staff, Board, and I have accomplished together in such a short period of time, including new program and audience development, increases in revenue, and establishing the Michael E. Busch Center for the Arts at Maryland Hall.  I wish the organization well.”

In accordance with the succession plan outlined in MHCA’s by-laws, Emily Garvin, MHCA’s Chief Creative and Operations Officer, will serve as Acting President for the immediate future.  Emily has served the organization in many capacities during her 20-year tenure at Maryland Hall, serving previously as Director of Education and Vice President of Programs before being promoted to Chief Creative and Operations Officer in 2018.  Jackson said, “Emily will continue to provide the imaginative programmatic vision for Maryland Hall during this transition and will lead Maryland Hall’s capable staff in carrying out our mission to deliver “art for all” to our community.”

Maryland Hall’s mission-based programs to deliver “art for all” are planned 6 to 12 months in advance.  Maryland Hall’s experienced staff, supported by our 22-member Board, will carry out Maryland Hall’s 2019-2020 artistic programming in education, performing arts, and exhibitions and will continue uninterrupted during the transition.

The Board will begin a search for a new President and CEO this fall, with a more detailed process and timeline to be announced.

We are grateful to you – our Maryland Hall donors, supporters, and friends -- for your support of Maryland Hall and our mission.