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The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Karen Dougherty Buchholz and Paul Lockhart as the newest members of the Museum’s Board of Directors. 

“I am proud to serve with the exceptionally talented individuals that the Museum of the American Revolution continues to attract to its board of directors,” said Museum Chairman General John P. Jumper. “Karen and Paul are both trailblazers in their respective fields and I look forward to the invaluable experience and insight they will bring to our board.”

Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Senior Vice President of Administration for Comcast Corporation, has a wide array of corporate development responsibilities, including corporate real estate, facilities, diversity, political affairs, corporate services, business continuity, travel, security and sustainability. She was the executive in charge of the development of Comcast’s new Technology Center, which opened in 2018. Buchholz also previously oversaw the development of Comcast Center.

From 2000 to 2003, Buchholz established Comcast’s first corporate communications infrastructure, unifying communications for the entire family of Comcast companies. Prior to Comcast, in 1997, then-Mayor Edward G. Rendell appointed Buchholz as President of Philadelphia 2000, the organization that brought the 2000 Republican National Convention to Philadelphia and served as the City’s official Host Committee.

Paul Lockhart served 26 years in the Air Force as a fighter pilot and test pilot before selection as a NASA astronaut. In 2002, he piloted two Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station, directing six space walks and logging 26 days in space.

Lockhart is Director of Engineering for PEMDAS® Technologies and Innovations, a woman-owned (WOSB), service- disabled veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB) dedicated to improving operations for American military warfighters, in Alexandria, Virginia. Previously, he was Senior Vice President at Vencore, Inc. Lockhart came to Vencore in October 2008 from the Federal Government where he was an Astronaut and Special Assistant at Headquarters for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

With over 5,000 hours in more than 30 different aircraft and the Space Shuttle, Lockhart has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous other awards.

About Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive digital elements bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776.