H. Furlong Baldwin
H. Furlong Baldwin has had a very successful career in banking and finance. He was elected non-executive Chairman of NASDAQ OMX's board of directors effective May 12, 2003 and has been a member of NASDAQ OMX's board of directors since July 2000. Mr. Baldwin also served as a member of FINRA's board of governors from 1999 until 2003. Mr. Baldwin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, a multi-bank holding company, from April 1976 until March 2001. Mr. Baldwin retired as Chairman and member of the Mercantile board of directors in March 2003.
He has lent his support for a variety of organizations including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Walters Art Gallery and Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he was chairman of the board of trustees from 1989 to 1994. He is passionate about preserving the Eastern Shore and generously welcomes visitors to enjoy Eyre Hall’s gardens at any time.
Eyre Baldwin is a real estate developer based in Cape Charles on Virginia's Eastern Shore. He specializes in preserving historic properties and large-scale economic development initiatives to bring jobs and stimulate the economy of the Shore. Eyre’s family has been an integral part of the history of the Eastern Shore for more than 12 generations. Currently, he oversees the development of the Cape Charles Yacht Center in addition to an eco-tourism destination in Oyster.
The Cape Charles Yacht Center will feature a super yacht dock facility capable of handling repairs and outfitting needs for major yachts and sport fishing boats. Baldwin and his long-time partner Chris Ashby have traveled extensively to consult and restore properties, here in the US and abroad. A sailing and boating enthusiast his entire life, Baldwin most recently headed up the restoration of the historic Chesapeake Bay buy boat, the Georgie E. It will be based out of Oyster for eco tours, and help further his interest in raising preservation awareness for the Shore. Both he and his father have served on charitable boards such as the Barrier Island Center to promote preservation and the area's economic improvement.