Wednesday, November 7, 2012
UPDATED: Dallas Holocaust Museum hires new CEO
Current Alice Murray steps down November 30.
DALLAS The Dallas Holocaust Museum's president and CEO Alice Murray announced Wednesday that she will leave her post on November 30, 2012. Murray has led the museum since December 2009.
Museum Board Chairman Hylton Jonas said attendance has grown "dramatically" during her tenure. "We wish Alice the very best as she explores her future endeavors, and we thank her for her dedicated advocacy to our organization," he said.
The museum will announce their plan to fill Murray's position at a later date.
UPDATE: The museum announced November 12 that it has hired Mary Pat Higgins, The Hockaday School's CFO, to be the Holocaust Museum's president and CEO. Higgins will take up her post at the museum January 1, 2013.
“We are delighted to have as our new President and CEO such a highly-talented executive and highly-regarded financial professional as Mary Pat Higgins,” said Hylton Jonas, chairman of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Board of Directors. “Her proven track record of capital campaign fundraising, financial and construction management, and team-oriented leadership is a perfect fit for the museum as we prepare to embark on the long-awaited campaign to build a best-in-class, nationally recognized museum/center for the North Texas community.”
Outside of Higgins' job at Hockaday, she serves these groups: as a board member and treasurer of KERA; board member of Oak Hill Academy; board member and Chair of Gender Lens Investing Committee of the Dallas Women’s Foundation; board of the National Coalition of Girls Schools; and past board member, treasurer, and board chair of Planned Parenthood of North Texas.
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