Amy McBlane has served as President and Board Chair of Whitemarsh Boat Club (WBC) since her appointment by the board in 2021. She was then elected by the membership in 2022. Combining her passion for rowing and WBC as a long-time athlete, she joined WBC in 2017 shortly after her son, who served as a masters coxswain. Like many parents, she became deeply involved in the club to help build the program and her dedication led her to various volunteer roles during this time at WBC.

She became a pivotal figure during the pandemic when the club needed to implement changes in processes and technology to continue operations; it was her vision that the club could continue during this trying time with the right health and safety measures.

Amy started rowing at U Penn as a walk-on while in the Management & Technology program there, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Economics from Wharton. She worked as a software engineer in the greater Boston area after college, while she rowed for Riverside Boat Club, and later raised her four children with her husband. As President and Board Chair, she has initiated transformative changes, including streamlining policies, implementing modern technology, and enhancing communication with members and other affiliated organizations. Amy has fostered a culture of safety and professionalism while expanding the fleet with new boats, improving financial tracking, and enabling rapid growth of the WBC Youth Program.

An accomplished master rower, Amy recently brought home four gold medals at the US Rowing Masters National Championships 2023 in Indiana. Active today in the Masters program at WBC, she is out on the water with colleagues and members weekly given her love of the sport. She also holds Concept 2 erg rower ltwt female age 60-64 World and American record for 100m at 18.6 seconds and American records of 288m for 1 min and of 1003m for 4 minutes.