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Tony Schneider, Chairman

Milton S. Schneider (“Tony”) co-founded PCR in 2009 and is the current Chairman of the board. Tony maintains that all Philadelphia public school children should have the same opportunity to experience the sport of rowing as their peers from local private schools and suburban districts. He has seen firsthand how the sport of rowing can changes lives and he believes that participation in PCR's highly structured and supportive rowing programs will help students in all aspects of their lives, including achieving academic success and pursuing post-secondary education or professional training. 

In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board for Philadelphia City Rowing, Tony has held numerous other leadership positions. He is currently on the board of the directors of the Anti-Defamation League Foundation and serves as Chair of Mural Arts Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadephia.

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.


Robert Baldry, Vice Chair

Robert is Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Genpact Pharmalink, a global consultancy on regulatory process and technology projects for biopharmaceutical 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 and 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.


Catherine Reddick, Secretary

Catherine is a Principal 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.

John Hogan

John P. Hogan, Sr.

John is the retired 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 Bachelors Barge Club from where he rows almost daily. He competes regularly in Masters regattas. 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 of the Schuylkill Navy.

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Chris Savage

Chris is an executive at Vynamic, a management consulting firm based in Philadelphia. He is a life-long Philadelphia area resident having gained experience rowing for the University of Delaware Men’s Crew Team during the late 1990’s. Over the past 10 years, Chris has worked for Vynamic, a Philadelphia-based Healthcare Management Consultancy, where he has led the Strategic Brand Launch practice and coordinated pharmaceutical launches across a number of therapeutic areas.

Chris has been engaged with PCR since 2016 and has led many strategic projects for the organization including reframing the Vision and Mission for PCR, identifying leadership needs for the organization, and driving development of PCR’s strategic plan for the 2019/2020 school year.     

In 2019, Chris was named the John and Toby Hogan PCR Champion Award winner.

Jimmy Lynch

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Jimmy is the Philadelphia School District's Executive Director of Athletics.  He previously served as the Athletic Director at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia.


Paul Horvat

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.