Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Historical Society of Carroll County Announces New Executive Director

The Historical Society of Carroll County Announces New Executive Director

Recently, the Historical Society of Carroll Count announced a new executive director. According to a news release:

Westminster, MD - The Historical Society of Carroll County (HSCC) is pleased to announce Gainor B. Davis, Ph.D., as its new executive director.  Davis will fill the vacancy created by Fred Teeter’s retirement in January.  

Davis brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience to the HSCC, most recently serving as president of the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH, where she moved the institution from a deficit position to four years in the position of profit. Davis will begin her new position at the HSCC on Jan. 20, 2015.

Davis’ background includes over 25 years of executive planning, administration, communications, and marketing experience in the nonprofit sector.  Special areas of expertise include strategic planning, finance, operations, fundraising, public affairs, earned income generation, and educational programming development. 

Davis has served as the president for the York County Heritage Trust, PA, director for the Vermont Historical Society, VE, and the Longue Vue House & Gardens, LA. She also worked as a director for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and as a membership coordinator for The Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

Davis’ community involvement has included serving on the board for The Vermont Civilian Conservation Corps, Chapter 11; Barre Partnership (National Trust Downtown Program); Executive Committee, University Circle Inc., Cleveland, OH; and 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve. 

2015 Board Chair James Lightner commented:  "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Davis as the new Executive Director of the Historical Society of Carroll County.  Dr. Davis brings a wealth of background in historical society leadership, fundraising, programming, and community development. I know that she will become an active member of our community as she advances and expands the Society's mission throughout the County."
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