About Us

The INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER CORPORATION (IVCC) is a Pennsylvania nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, which operates in cooperation with the efforts of the National Park Service, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

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The Independence Visitor Center Corporation is currently seeking hospitality-minded individuals to join our team. Click here to learn more and apply. 

Board of Directors

Joseph T. Ashdale

Business Manager and Secretary - Treasurer
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades

Lynn R. Axelroth, Esquire

Ballard Spahr, LLP

W. Bradley Baturka, CPA, CVA

Wipfli LLP

Thomas A. Caramanico, P.E. - Chairman of the Board

McCormick Taylor, Inc.

J.J. (Jonathan J.) Cutler

Managing Consultant

Paul R. Decker

President Emeritus
Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau

Julie Coker Graham

President and CEO
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Margaret Hughes - Mayor's Representative

Deputy City Representative
City of Philadelphia

Mary Isenhour - Governor's Representative

Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor

Lauri Kavulich, Esq.

Clark Hill, PLC

Lyn R. Kremer

Meryl Levitz

President & CEO
Visit Philadelphia

Paul R. Levy

President and CEO
Center City District

Stephen P. Mullin - Treasurer of the Board

President and Principal
Econsult Solutions

Robert N.C. Nix, III - Secretary of the Board

Pleasant News Companies

William B. Petersen - Vice Chair of the Board

Vice President and General Counsel

Tim Reeves

Allen & Gerritsen

Amy Shearer

Chief Marketing Officer
The Philadelphia Zoo

Greg Stafford

General Manager
The Logan Hotel

Marc Woolley

Deputy General Counsel, Secretary and CCO
Hershey Trust Company


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