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BOD - Liaison Directors
Laurel Baker
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:20

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Baker has worked and lived in Palm Beach since 1980, first at the Whitehall Foundation then, since 2000 as Executive Director of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. A native of Cleveland, OH, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Toledo and did graduate work at John Carroll University.  She has served on various boards including Planned Parenthood, Goodwill Industries, Mandel Library Foundation and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.  Ms. Baker is a member of the Women’s Foundation, Impact the Palm Beaches and the Women’s Republican Club in New York.  In the Town of Palm Beach, she sat on ARCOM for nine years and served as chair, followed by a year’s service on the Landmarks Commission.  She is currently a trustee for the J. M. Rubin Foundation.  Ms. Baker has two daughters and four grandchildren.

BOD - Liaison Directors
Erin Manning
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Published: Monday, 15 May 2017 14:19

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Ms. Manning, who has devoted her career to museum work, is the executive director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, where she has served since February 2016. Her initial focus is to seek and serve new audiences, broaden the traditional season of events and exhibitions into the calendar year, and develop connections with community organizations. Prior to Ms. Manning’s arrival at the Flagler Museum, she was the executive director of the Historical Society of Princeton in New Jersey. There she led the renewal of the organization by developing new programs, expanding fundraising, shaping board advocacy and support, and relocating the organization’s headquarters from an important, but small, historic house to a vibrant, six-acre historic farmstead. Ms. Manning has held positions at the Morris Museum, New Jersey Historical Society, Staten Island Children’s Museum, and Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, VA. She received her MA in education from the College of William and Mary and BA from the University of Michigan. Originally from New Jersey, she and her husband, Tom, live in Palm Beach County.