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Gig Harbor, WA, October 27, 2011— Today, the Harbor History Museum announces that it has hired Tami McDaniel as the museum’s new Development Director, effective November 1, 2011. McDaniel will fill the role that Sue Loiland vacated when she was promoted to the position of Executive Director of the Museum. McDaniel is currently the Donor Relations Manager at IslandWood, “A School in the Woods”. She has been with IslandWood since August 2003, serving in various roles in their Development Department during her tenure.

Frank Ruffo, President of the museum’s Board, praised the decision. “Tami is an excellent choice for the museum’s Development Director position. She has a proven track record as an exceptional fundraising professional during her time at IslandWood. We are very fortunate to add her to our team.”

Tami lives in Gig Harbor with her husband, Scott, and her two boys. She is thrilled to join the Harbor History Museum staff and is looking forward to working within the Gig Harbor community. Tami shared her thoughts regarding her new role. “I am excited to be a part of this local treasure. The Harbor History Museum brings our community together, connecting us to the area’s history as well as to each other.”

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society dba Harbor History Museum was founded in 1964, and opened a museum in 1973. The Society moved in to their new 14,500 square foot facility in September 2010. The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing this area’s history. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm, except major holidays.