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Contact: Gina Gilliam, 215-597-0060
Philadelphia –The Independence National Historical Park announced the appointment of Gina Gilliam as the new Public Affairs Officer. Gilliam will oversee the Park's media relations, partnership, special events and communications activities.
"I welcome Gina Gilliam to the Independence National Historical Park leadership team," said Cynthia MacLeod, Park Superintendent. "She has an extensive background and a wealth of exceptional experience. As the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial, she will play a vital role in helping us engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates."
Prior to joining Independence NHP, Gilliam was the Regional Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration's Mid-Atlantic Region.She has also served as the Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support and the Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A Philadelphia native, Gilliam received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Messiah College.
A unit of the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park was created by an Act of
Congress on June 28, 1948. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Independence NHP covers almost 54 acres in Philadelphia's Old City, and includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell,
Congress Hall, Franklin Court, and other historic buildings associated with the founding of the United States. The park is open from 9:00 am daily with the exception of Christmas day. A visit to Independence National Historical Park should start at the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th and Market Streets.Here, visitors can pick up a park brochure, park map, and the free, timed tickets required for Independence Hall.For more information visit the park's website,https://www.nps.gov/indeor follow us at twitter.com/independencenhp.