Marstin named Red Hill CEO

Published 2:36 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hope E. Marstin, of Hat Creek near Brookneal, was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, according to a news release from the organization.

The board of directors appointed Marstin to the role on March 14.
Marstin, prior to her appointment, served as chief operating officer beginning in 2015, and first joined Red Hill in 2009.

“Hope’s accomplishments and experience, coupled with her passion for Red Hill, make her the right person to lead Red Hill as we increase its impact,” said Gene Smith, Vice Chair of the Board, according to the release. “Projects such as the restoration of the African-American slave cemetery, an exploratory archaeology project, and the expansion of walking trails and river access will help introduce Red Hill to an even broader audience.”

The former CEO of Red Hill left in June 2017. 

Community Relations Coordinator Myra Trent said in a statement that Marstin has the passion and capability to lead the park in its goal to grow and expand its audience. 

“Hope Marstin is a true leader,” Trent said. “She is the backbone that has held Red Hill up through many changes through the years. She leads with confidence and grace, never asking anyone to do anything that she herself is not willing to do. It’s time to grow and she is the one who will make sure we are moving in the right direction.”

“Until Red Hill, I had always worked in the financial field, so I never expected my dream job to be in the field of history,” Marstin said in the release. “But working here is the best thing that has happened in my life outside of my family. We have a great team, and I believe in what we do here, especially our educational programs and opportunities for students.”

According to the release, Red Hill hosted visitors from all 50 states in 2018.