Fort Detrick Alliance - Fort Detrick Alliance Welcomes New Executive Director

Fort Detrick Alliance Welcomes New Executive Director

With more than 15 years as a nonprofit professional, Amanda Johnston joins the Fort Detrick Alliance with communications, marketing, fundraising, event planning, public relations, and management experience.

In her career, Amanda has served as the assistant director at the Historical Society of Frederick County, the marketing manager at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, as marketing director of BlackRock Center for the Arts, and public relations specialist at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. Amanda has been instrumental in tourism marketing in the region and served for four years on the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s marketing and group sales committees.

As a writer and journalist, Amanda has had articles published in Frederick Magazine, Find It Frederick magazine, Eastern Home and Travel, the Baltimore Sun, and other regional publications.

She is active in the Frederick business community and currently serves on the board of directors for Celebrate Frederick and is a member of the marketing and fundraising committees.

Amanda holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park and is a May 2018 candidate for her Masters in Management with a specialization in Marketing from University of Maryland University College.

“We are thrilled to have Amanda serve as the executive director of the organization,” said Harold Modrow, president of Fort Detrick Alliance. “The board looks forward to working with her in the role, and we are excited about the skills that she brings to the organization.”

Amanda can be reached at or 301-788-9896.

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The City of Frederick is proud of its long relationship with Fort Detrick, and its allied federal agencies, and the important role it plays in the economic health of our community, and its strategic role in the health and safety of our nation. Our support for the Fort Detrick Alliance, as a founding sponsor, is a natural extension as we work to forge and sustain community partnerships, between the public and private sectors, for our mutual benefit.
Mayor Michael C. O’ConnorMayorThe City of Frederick

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