Preservation Maryland welcomes three new members to our Board of Directors: Justin Peak of Christman Company, Bryce Turner of BCT Design Group, and Beth Maser of HAI.

We are also pleased to announce new roles on  the Board’s executive committee. Diane Caslow now serves as board chair, Ann Powell as vice chair, Lisa Sasser as secretary, and Eric Ober as treasurer.

Diane Caslow, Board Chair

Diane Caslow is currently in a strategy advisor role for MedStar Health. Most recently she was the vice president of Strategic and Business Planning for MedStar Health, with responsibility for the strategy and business planning functions and previously consumer insights and market research and community health functions.  She has held prior positions as the vice president of Planning for Helix Health and planning and marketing roles at Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Baltimore. She started her career in healthcare as an occupational therapist at the Kennedy Institute, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Health System.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a master’s degree in Public Administration.

Prior to being elected to Preservation Maryland board chair, she served as a member of the executive committee as the development committee chair and assistant treasurer. She is an  occasional blogger with two series nearing completion on – “Maryland Road Trips” and ”Journey Through Maryland History” day tripping across the state.  Along with Preservation Maryland she serves on the Return Home board of directors and past service on several Maryland non-profit boards.

Justin Peak, Director

As the business development manager for Christman Company‘s mid-Atlantic region, Justin uses his
outstanding communication and relationship building skills to enter new markets, increase Christman’s visibility in the region and foster lasting relationships with clients and partners alike. Justin’s previous work as a project superintendent in the region allows him to implement strategic planning and utilize his intimate knowledge of the construction process to better serve his clients’ needs. Justin is known for his passion of building lasting relationships among clients, partners and subcontractors, a key value for The Christman Company. His professional affiliations include the Washington Building Congress, COAA Maryland/DC Chapter, Preservation Maryland, and Rotary International.

Bryce Turner, Director

Bryce Turner is President & CEO of BCT Design Group. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is registered as an architect in twenty U.S. states and has led the design of projects in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. In addition to his role as President of BCT, Bryce works on behalf of the firm’s clients to provide a masterplan vision and obtain the necessary approvals and entitlements to move complex retail, commercial, and mixed-use projects forward. Bryce previously served as Vice President of Development Design Group (DDG) prior to BCT’s acquisition of DDG in 2016.

Significant projects include Downtown Silver Spring (MD), 10 Light Street (adaptive re-use of Maryland National Bank – Mathieson Building) and the transformative masterplan of Annapolis City Dock (currently in design).

Beth Maser, Director

Beth Maser is the CEO of HAI. based in Rockville Maryland. As CEO, Beth leads the company’s growth strategy focused on major industry segments including government, legal, commercial, and associations and nonprofits. She brings to the role deep subject matter expertise in knowledge management and digital media from her work in commercial and government markets. Beth and her team deliver distinct service offerings to clients with expanded capabilities in digitization, culture heritage, litigation research, and advanced uses of technology. Together with her HAI team and strategic partners, Beth helps clients leverage opportunities from historical information and analysis to find creative ways to engage audiences of all types and add value to top and bottom lines.

“This dynamic GROUP OF PROFESSIONALS bring a great deal of experience and energy to OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS,” SAID Nicholas Redding, PRESIDENT & CEO OF PRESERVATION MARYLAND. “AS our programming continues to expand, our team, partners, and marylanders will benefit from the talent THESE INDUSTRY EXPERTS bring to our organization.”