Board of Directors
Dan Flanigan - President
Board Member since: 2007
Term Expires: Dec. 2020
Dan and his wife helped to establish the Special Olympics Sailing program in the state of Maryland and at the International level, starting in 1983. He coaches the Baltimore County team which has trained at BCSC for the last 25 years, and the Baltimore City team which practices at DSC.
Dan is a lifelong sailor whose father founded Chesapeake Hobie Fleet 54, and he raced Hobie 16's for most of his life. Dan is currently racing Hobie 14's on the National circuit. His love of sailing and interest in making it accessible to all makes him passionate about the Community Learn-to-Sail programs that are at the core of BCSC.
Board Member since: 2011
Term Expires: Dec. 2019
Bob is a long time resident of Baltimore County, moving to Maryland from Connecticut as a teenager with his parents. He has been involved in water related activities since early childhood. A graduate of Towson High School, he attended Towson University. Bob retired from a career in construction management with Whiting-Turner in 2007 and utilizes his extensive construction knowledge to maintain the facilities at the Sailing Center. Bob has been involved with Special Olympics since 1981, and their sailing program at BCSC encouraged him to join the Board in 2011.
Board Member since: 2019
Term Expires: Dec. 2021
Stephanie Bruning is Associate Professor of Piano at Morgan State University. She has two award-winning music albums and numerous publications. Although she is passionate about molding young musicians, she also strives to bring the arts to populations who do not typically have access such as those in shelters and prisons. Stephanie learned how to sail when she and her husband bought a Bristol 29.9. They enjoyed several years of exploring various areas of the Chesapeake Bay with their two young children. Now that her children are older, they participate in the BCSC’s race team and camps each summer. Stephanie continues to improve her small boat handling skills through BCSC’s adult sailing classes and sailing on summer vacations in Michigan. She looks forward to helping with BCSC’s camp and community programs.