At its annual November meeting, the Gettysburg Foundation
unanimously elected two members to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed members are Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower and David Malgee.
“We are pleased to welcome Adriana and David to the Gettysburg Foundation board,” president Matthew C. Moen, Ph.D. said. “Both bring unique backgrounds, diverse experiences and a strong commitment to Gettysburg, which are assets to the board and the Foundation.”
Echavarria, a Fine Art Photographer for more than 25 years, works out of New York City and Long Island’s east end. She studied photojournalism and English literature at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, as well as landscape and portrait photography. She has exhibited her work across the U.S. and several countries. Her photography has been published in numerous publications. Echavarria has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations as a volunteer, through donation of her work, and service on multiple boards and advisory councils. Currently, she serves on the Advisory Commission for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Malgee earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Richmond. Malgee served as Chief Operating Officer of VSP Technologies, Inc. for more than three decades. He currently serves on VSP’s board and retains significant ownership in the company. In addition, he is the president of the Colonial Heights (Virginia) Historical Society. He is the author of two books, and his written works also include Virginia State historical and Civil War Trails markers texts and historical pamphlets. Malgee remains active in studying the Battle of Gettysburg, collecting artifacts and speaking on Civil War topics.
Moen stated, “Adriana and David complement our Board of Director’s skills and we are confident that they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue our public education efforts and build support to sustain the battlefield and critical messages of sacrifice, humility, and conciliation found in the stories of Gettysburg.”