Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Alice Estrada / 410 295-0104; Eric Rubin, Chairman of the Board email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 21, 2013
Annapolis Maritime Museum Announces Alice Estrada as New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Annapolis Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Estrada as Executive Director. The Museum, located in the former McNasby Oyster Company building, connects visitors, residents and students to Annapolis’ unique maritime heritage and natural wonder of the Chesapeake Bay. Over half the Museum’s resources are dedicated to innovative education for school children. As Executive Director, Estrada will oversee day-to-day operations of the Museum as well as building collaborative partnerships and guiding an overall strategic plan for growth and prosperity. Estrada joined the organization in February.
Estrada has served both at the executive level and as a board member for multiple non-profits in Gettysburg, Pa. and Orlando, Fla. Most recently Estrada served as the Executive Director for the Gettysburg Festival, a multi-disciplinary cultural arts festival spanning 10 days and featuring over 800 artists and performers. She also served on the Town Council for the historic town. Additionally, Estrada has extensive experience in property marketing, including Disney’s Town of Celebration, Fla. Estrada is a Certified Marketing Director and received her degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland College Park.
"The AMM Board is extremely pleased to have recruited someone as experienced and talented as Alice Estrada to be the Museum's new Executive Director. Alice brings a wealth of executive ability and early Annapolis roots to this position.," said Museum Chairman of the Board, Eric Rubin. "We look forward to Alice's energetic leadership, as the Museum continues to expand its role as an important community asset through its extensive education programs for children and adults alike, and through signature community events like the upcoming Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning."
"I am very enthused about this role," said Estrada. "The Museum is such a jewel and the potential enormous. Excellent quality infrastructure is in place at the Museum thanks to a dedicated and smart staff, board of directors and community supporters. We are poised for great things."
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and students about the rich maritime heritage of the area and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational experiences and programs on subjects ranging from maritime history and culture to environmental and good stewardship practices. See www.amaritime.org