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Philadelphia, PA, August 8, 2016— The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Maureen O’Ryan as Director of Finance. O’Ryan brings to the Museum more than 30 years of experience in financial services.

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O’Ryan previously worked at Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton, Pennsylvania, a non-profit that provides life services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, where she served as Director of Financial Services since 1999. During her tenure, she managed the organization’s financial growth as it doubled in size.

In her new role, she will oversee financial operations at the Museum, including developing and leading an internal team to support planning, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, contract monitoring, and insurance administration.

“We are fortunate to have someone as qualified and accomplished as Maureen join our rapidly expanding team,” said Museum President and CEO 

Michael Quinn. “Her proven ability to maintain financial stability through significant growth and to creatively solve problems makes her more than equipped to lead us into the future as we prepare to open the Museum in April 2017.”

O’Ryan’s professional experience also includes positions at Lutheran Brotherhood, American Olean Tile Company, and Leeds and Northrup Company. O’Ryan has bachelor’s degrees in accounting/law and social science from Clarkson University.

About the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution, which opens in the heart of historic Philadelphia on April 19, 2017, will explore the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its expansive collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, dynamic theaters, and recreated environments will bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum will serve as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or 877.740.1776.