Carol Benson

Carol A. Benson, PH. H., Executive Director

Dr. Carol Benson is Executive Director of the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, formerly known as Four Rivers Heritage Area, a position she has held since 2008. She is a heritage professional whose past positions have included Classical art historian, museum curator, university lecturer, and non-profit administrator. She was an Executive Board member of Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County from 2013 to 2019, and served on the Advisory Council of the Star-Spangled National Historic Trail. Prior to coming to the heritage area, she was Deputy Director for Special Projects at Maryland Humanities, and Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Walters Art Museum. She has a Ph.D. in Classical Greek Art History from Princeton University.