BNHA Two New Faces Join the BNHA Team
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The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) has a couple new faces in the office! We are thrilled to announce that Tiffany James and Megan McSwain joined the BNHA team in May. We wanted to better introduce you to these two talented ladies, so we asked them why they wanted to work for BNHA.
Tiffany is our new marketing and communications manager! In this role, she is excited to use her wealth of marketing and writing experience to advance BNHA’s brand, shed light on the importance of heritage tourism, and share the remarkable stories—both new and old—that shape Baltimore’s historic and cultural legacy. Tiffany is the founder of a consulting agency that offers content marketing support to nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. But, she is most known as the event planner of Doors Open Baltimore, a city-wide festival celebrating Baltimore’s rich history and architecture.
“Over the last few years, I had the pleasure of working with two nonprofits that received support from the resources and programs BNHA provides for the community," she says. "BNHA is a supporter for so many different preservation and community projects throughout Baltimore, but most of the time, few people are aware. I want to help change that so the heritage area's reach can expand and help empower our partners, grantees, and heritage neighborhoods to come together to make even more positive change in our city.”
We welcome Megan as our interpretation and outreach manager! Megan looks forward to utilizing the partnership building and outreach experience she obtained during her time with the Chesapeake Conservancy and National Parks Service Chesapeake Bay office to help further BNHA’s goals for heritage tourism and cultural preservation.
Megan will work closely with our Urban Rangers, community partners, and heritage neighborhoods to educate the public, engage visitors, and provide Baltimore communities with the resources and knowledge necessary to enhance their quality of life.
“I was immediately attracted to BNHA’s mission and the impact it has on how Baltimore City is viewed and perceived on a national scale," Megan says. "When I found out that I’d be heading up the outreach efforts for BNHA's Neighborhood Placemaking Grants this fall, I was ecstatic! I’m eager to get out into these neighborhoods, uncover all their happenings and significance to Baltimore’s history, and make sure they have the resources needed to tell their stories.”