Milton S. Schneider (“Tony”) founded Philadelphia City Rowing in 2010 based on his passion for rowing and a vision that public high school children in Philadelphia should have the opportunity to experience the sport of rowing. His belief is that getting students involved in a sport like rowing will help in all aspects of their lives, including achieving academic success with the goal of continuing on to college.
In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board for Philadelphia City Rowing, Tony has held numerous other leadership positions including within the Anti-Defamation League. He is currently President of the Anti-Defamation League Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and chairs the Policy, Strategy and Funding Committee.
Tony is an avid rower out of Vesper Boat Club where he also serves as a member of its Board of Directors. Tony has competed in local, national, and international competitions.
Steven Bradley is the president and CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates, Inc., a Philadelphia-based specialty insurance broker that addresses the unique insurance needs of non-profits, charter schools, quasi-government and healthcare organizations, and the small business community. Steven also serves as the Chairman of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Steven holds a B.A. in Mathematics/Economics from Fisk University. One of the most memorable experiences for Steven during college was participating in a program called Inroads. The mission of Inroads is to expose talented underserved youth to business environments and prepare them for corporate and community leadership through various experiences including college internships.
James Lynch is the Philadelphia School District's executive director of athletics.
John P. Hogan, Sr.
John is the President of The Mariner Insurance Group, Inc., located in Philadelphia. He served as Secretary of the Schuylkill Navy from 2002 until he was elected Commodore in January 2010. He is a member of Penn Athletic Club from where he rows almost daily. He competes regularly in Masters regattas. In addition, John volunteers as a coach for Philadelphia Rowing for the Physically Disabled. As a lifetime resident of Philadelphia, John is keenly aware of the lack of accessibility for Philadelphia Public High School students to row on their river. He considers the success of Philadelphia City Rowing as a lasting legacy of his term as Commodore.
Catherine is a Senior Associate at Mercator Advisors, LLC, based in Philadelphia. She has been on Boathouse Row since she began rowing as a college freshman for the University of Pennsylvania. She volunteered in local public schools while pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Penn. She has a personal and professional interest in public policy and development in Philadelphia. Catherine is grateful to the rowing community for the many lessons she’s learned through pursuing excellence on the water, and hopes to open the doors to the sport to other minority athletes.
Paul has long been involved in the Philadelphia Rowing Community. He began rowing as a school boy at the Prep, went on to row for Princeton University and rowed competitively for a number of years on Boathouse Row. Paul is still an avid masters rower and serves on several boards in addition to Philadelphia City Rowing, including the Schuylkill Navy and Vesper Boat Club.
Robert Baldry is Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Genpact Pharmalink, a global consultancy on regulatory process and technology projects for bio-pharmaceutical organizations. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom), as well as a BA in Business Administration and Management from Hogeschool INHOLLAND (Amsterdam, Netherlands). Robert is not only an active rower and distance runner, he is also committee member at Undine Barge Club. Having grown up, lived in and rowed in many cities around the world, Robert recognizes the unique gifts and challenges Philadelphia offers. He is inspired to further the mission of Philadelphia City Rowing to make rowing more accessible to Philadelphia's high school children.