Phyllis Terrell is the Director of Communications at the Fort Monroe Authority in Hampton, Virginia, whose mission is to preserve historic Fort Monroe as national monument and to transition this former Army post to a vibrant, mixed-use community that creates cultural and economic successes. 2019 marked the 400th anniversary of significant events in Virginia including the arrival of the first Africans in English North America at Point Comfort (now Fort Monroe). The arrival of Africans at Point Comfort set in motion this nation’s ongoing journey toward freedom and equality.
Phyllis started her well-established career in the travel industry with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, holding numerous sales and marketing positions at the foundation, including the Director of Strategic Alliances and Business Development where she managed partnerships with major airlines, credit card companies, as well as regional attractions.
Phyllis currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. She has also served on the boards of the Williamsburg Hotel/Motel Association, Williamsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and the National Council of Attractions of the Travel Industry Association of America. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Phyllis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.