This fall, Eastern National begins phase two of the implementation of a realignment of its regions to better serve our staff and partners. Phase two will impact the parks EN serves in the Midwest and Northeast regions. Over the next few weeks, a new Eastern National Midwest Region will be created that will contain nine units of the NPS Midwest Region.
As part of the Midwest Region realignment, on November 20, 2017, Eastern National welcomed Cindy Piccolo as the new Midwest regional manager (read more on Cindy in the article below). Cindy will become directly responsible for the following sites in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Missouri, and Iowa:
* Harry S Truman National Historic Site
* Homestead National Monument of America
* Niobrara National Scenic River
* Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
* Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
* Ozark National Scenic Riverways
* Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
* Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
* Effigy Mounds National Monument
These locations were previously managed by EN Southern Regional Manager Helena Adcock and EN Great Lakes Regional Manager Cathy Nagle-Ervin. The Southern Region will now include parks primarily in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Great Lakes Region will now include parks primarily in Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
By realigning the regions, there will be a tighter geographic focus for each regional manager. Phase one of this realignment was completed earlier this year, which resulted in the addition of the newly formed Appalachia Region and shifted the EN regional borders throughout parks in the Southeast. More information on phase one can be found here.
“We’ll continue to strengthen our region structure over the next two years,” said Megan Cartwright, director of retail. “As we reduce the size of our geographic regions, we can further develop our management team while ensuring the success of our mission delivery and growth.”
Eastern National is pleased to welcome Cindy Piccolo as regional manager for the newly created Midwest Region, effective November 20, 2017. The new Midwest Region covers Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Missouri, and Iowa.
Cindy has over 10 years of experience in business management, leading several teams around the globe. Prior to joining Eastern National, Cindy spent 13 years as director of business intelligence in the online payment industry. Her focus was on process improvement, people development, and cost-savings reporting.
Cindy has a love for the outdoors and enjoys traveling to new places. With her 18-year-old son off to college, she is very excited to start this new chapter with Eastern National.
Our Funds at Work: Eastern National and James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Visitors to James A. Garfield National Historic Site were treated to a robust weekend of living history during the park’s eighth annual Civil War encampment weekend. The event was funded in a large part by a $6,500 Eastern National Competitive Grant and featured reenactors, hands-on family activities, and a series of educational programs.
This is the second year in a row that Eastern National has provided a grant to support this event. Click here for more information on this and other examples of our funds at work.
Eastern National Co-Sponsors Antietam National Cemetery Lecture Series
Eastern National recently provided support for a Saturday-evening lecture series held at Shepherd University. The series, titled “Remembering the Fallen – The Service and Sacrifice of the American Soldier,” commemorated the 150th anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery and was co-sponsored by Eastern National, the National Park Service, and Shepherd University. The lectures, which were free and open to the public, led up to this year’s 155th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Antietam.
Dr. Edward Linenthal (pictured above) presented the first lecture, which was titled “Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields: An Illustrated Lecture.” The second lecture, titled “Over There and Back: The American Doughboy Experience During the Great War,” was presented by Dr. Mitchell Yockelson. The third and final lecture in the series was presented by Dr. John C. McManus. This lecture was titled “The Fallen American Soldiers of World War II: Their World of Combat.” The first and third lectures were carried on C-SPAN.
“This extremely successful speaker series would not have been possible without the direct support of Eastern National and our EN store sales team,” said Keith Snyder, chief of resource education and visitor services. “Bringing in top scholars from across the country through our partnership was critical to our 150th anniversary programming and the remembrance of 5,000 servicemen and women who are buried in our national cemetery.” A variation of this event is already being planned for 2018.