Old Sturbridge Village Announces New Hires

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (March 25, 2014):  Old Sturbridge Village President and CEO James E. Donahue today announced three recent additions to the staff at one of the largest living history museums in the nation.

Tina Krasnecky, of Sturbridge, Mass., has been named Vice President of Finance at Old Sturbridge Village.  Ms. Krasnecky has over 30 years of financial experience, including her most recent position as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Corporate Controller at Plures Technologies/Advanced Microsensors based in Shrewsbury, Mass. Ms. Krasnecky received her MBA from Clark University and a B.S. in Finance from Bentley College.

Laura Chilson, a native of Avon, Conn., has been named Marketing Coordinator at the Village. Ms. Chilson will support the Marketing Department’s initiatives to grow museum visitation in her new role.  She spent the past two years as a costumed historian at the museum and is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Anthropology.

Julia Ashton was recently named Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate, where she will work with Julie Horrigan, Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Support, on securing corporate and grant support for the Village.  Ms. Ashton, a native of Leominster, Mass., is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. degree in Sociology.  She most recently was employed as a Grant Research Assistant in the Office of Institutional Advancement at MCLA.

“Our employees are the most important driver of our success and we are grateful to have Tina, Julia and Laura as a part of the Village team as we continue to expand our offerings,” said James E. Donahue, President and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village.

Old Sturbridge Village is one of the largest living history museums in the nation, celebrating life in early New England from 1790 – 1840. Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, Mass., OSV is open year-round, but days and hours vary seasonally.  The Village also offers lodging at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges, shopping at the Museum Gift Shop and New England Bookstore, and several dining options on-site.  For more information, visit www.osv.org.

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