CBMM Names Kristen Greenaway New President
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) has announced that Kristen Greenaway of Durham, NC will serve as the fifth President of the 49-year old non-profit institution.
Current CBMM President Langley Shook announced his retirement in late 2013, and will remain on board until Greenaway’s start, which is anticipated in early July.
Greenaway brings a wide range of professional experience to the position, including a core background leading non-profits in a development capacity.
With 20 years non-profit experience, Greenaway brings 12 years serving in a museum leadership and development role to the position. She currently serves as the Director of Development and External Relations at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art. Her experience also includes serving as Director of Development at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; as Director of Events and Communications at Sally Ride Science in San Diego; and the Executive Director of the San Diego Sea to Sea Trail Foundation.
“This appointment comes at such a critical time for the museum,” said CBMM Board of Governors Chair Tom Seip. “CBMM is implementing its new five-year plan which includes a major fundraising campaign and many new initiatives to give people more reasons to connect with the Bay through us. Langley has done a fantastic job of navigating the museum through the great recession, and Kristen now will take the helm to steer the museum to the next level.”
CBMM adds that it is planning to celebrate the accomplishments of retiring President Langley Shook with “Langley Shook Day” on Saturday, June 14, with the public invited to a brief presentation planned for 1 p.m. under the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and to witness the 1955 skipjack Rosie Parks head out to the Miles River at 1:45 p.m. for one of her first sails in nearly 20 years.