Ekedahl Joins CBMM Board


Duane H. Ekedahl recently joined the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Maritime Museumin St. Michaels, Md.

Ekedahl began his career with marketing positions at Shell Chemical Corp. and FMC Corp. Retiring in 2015, he worked for many years with Smith Bucklin & Associates, the nation’s leading association management company. With Smith Bucklin, he was executive director of the Pet Food Institute, and president of the Regional Airline Association. For 15 years, Ekedahl was vice chair and head of Smith Bucklin’s Washington office, and later served as chair of the firm for three years.

​Ekedahl’s community ​service includes nine years as chair of the board for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind​, as a member of the steering committee for the George Washington University School of Business & Public Policy, and as a member of the Library Board of American University​. He served in the United States Air Force​ for two​years​, and holds a MBA​ from Harvard University​, and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry​ from​ Rutgers University​.

He and his wife, Sharon, have homes in both Washington, D.C., and Bozman. Sharon Ekedahl previously worked as an executive for an international staffing company, and will serve on CBMM’s 2018 Boating Party Committee.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 80,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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