CEO Search

CEO Bill Gilmore

Bill Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), announced recently that he will resign after 37 years with the organization.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Team BOPA, the most outstanding and dedicated staff on planet Earth. The work that we have accomplished together has had a profound, long-lasting and positive effect on the City of Baltimore,” said Bill Gilmore.

“Bill’s impact on arts and culture in Baltimore will be a testament to his amazing commitment for many generations to come,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. "His leadership and his vision have served many mayors, and I feel particularly blessed that he served as part of my team. On behalf of the citizens of Baltimore, thank you Bill, and we wish you much continued success.”

To ensure continuity during this transition, Gilmore will remain on board until his replacement has been chosen. BOPA, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), is the city’s arts council, events center and film office.

CEO Search Process
The Board of Directors for BOPA has formed a search committee to begin the process of looking for a new CEO. The committee consists of board members and members of the Baltimore’s cultural arts community. The committee is in the process of developing a call for proposals for an executive search recruiting firm.