FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2006
Contact: Carol Anne Baker, Media Relations Specialist
(804) 342-9665 email:
VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN PERSONNEL
Richmond, VA – The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is pleased to congratulate five employees on promotions within the organization and welcomes a new face to its evolving staff. Under the leadership of Dr. Charles F. Bryan, Jr., president and CEO, the VHS enters the new year with several staff changes as it prepares for its 175th anniversary, the grand opening of a new wing, and with it, the Reynolds Center for Business History. Current employees Carol Anne Baker, Ann de Witt, Graham Dozier, Paul A. Levengood, and Cynthia Moore have new responsibilities and newcomer Sandra P. Southard has joined the staff.
Carol Anne Baker, formerly Development Projects Manager, is now Media Relations Specialist and will handle primary media contact and press releases for the Society. Ann de Witt remains with the publications office but moves from Graphics Coordinator to Graphics and Web Manager and will assume the operations of the Society's internet and graphics resources. Graham Dozier, long-time project archivist, will join the publications department as research assistant. Dr. Paul A. Levengood, who serves as managing editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, has also been named the Program Coordinator for the Reynolds Business History Center. Cynthia I. Moore, CMP, has been promoted to Marketing and Public Relations Director and is now responsible for all public relations activities in addition to her former marketing responsibilities. Sandra P. Southard joins the Society as the new Development Projects Manager.
The Virginia Historical Society is pleased to welcome these employees to their new positions. The Society, turning 175 in 2006, is the oldest continually operating cultural institution of its kind in the South. This accomplishment is a result of a long line of distinguished leaders, beginning with John Marshall, and a growing family of devoted employees dedicated to the mission of collecting, preserving, and interpreting Virginia's past for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 N. Boulevard. The Story of Virginia, An American Experience,
a 10,000-square-foot exhibition with more than a thousand objects covering all of Virginia history from prehistoric
times to the present is featured in the Robins Center for Virginia History. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
and Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Museum Galleries only). Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors 55+ ($2/Tuesdays–galleries
only), $3/children and students, free/members. Admission to the galleries is free on Sundays. For group tour
information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, please call (804) 358-4901 or visit