The Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce that Gary Gilham has been appointed as the Facility Manager. He is an experienced facility and operations professional, and he will begin his new role on September 8, 2021.
Mr. Gilham has more than 20 years of experience in the facility and operations field. His most significant work occurred with the American Red Cross as their Facility/Disaster Manager at the Prince William Chapter where he not only handled general operations, but also dealt with disaster, health, safety issues and volunteer management. Along the way, Gary has also worked with the Emergency Response Technologies Company, the Greenspring Erickson Living Facility, the Historic Christ Church, Manassas Mall, and most recently the Knight Sky Company. He has expertise with extensive operational components, card access systems, alarm systems, building automation systems, asset tracking systems, radio and IT systems, and various construction management systems.
Leon Scioscia, President / CEO of the Workhouse Arts Foundation, said: “The Workhouse Arts Center is so pleased, and honored, to have Mr. Gilham join the team. He possesses such a solid facilities/operations foundation and will help maintain the Workhouse Arts Center in collaboration with our wonderful Fairfax County colleagues. Once Gary begins his tenure, I know that he will hit the ground running and, together, we will work to make sure that the Workhouse Arts Center shines – in so many ways.”
Caroline Blanco, Chair of the Workhouse Board of Directors, commented on this appointment: “Mr. Gilham has a very relevant operations and facilities work background, which I know will serve him, the Workhouse, and Fairfax County well as we collectively work together to ensure that the Campus is maintained in a manner that reflects the gem that it is.”
When asked about this opportunity, Gary Gilham said, “It is with great pleasure that I join the Workhouse Arts Center Team. My love of historic buildings coupled with my respect and admiration of the Arts should not only be a good fit but will make for a most enjoyable experience.”