Navy Pier is celebrating its 100th anniversary. For the past 20 plus years, Marilynn Gardner has been the President and CEO. During her tenure, her impact has been significant in the Pier's continued growth and evolution. The Pier is almost a mile long on the Chicago shoreline. It offers diverse, FREE programming and events to its 9.3 million visitors per year. Marilynn oversees 3000 employees who work year-round at the venue.