Terre Haute Museum Announces New Executive Director

Posted: Updated:
Susan Turner Susan Turner

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum has named Susan Turner executive director. She has a strong background in organizational leadership, fundraising, marketing, public relations and event management. In her new role, Turner will work with the board to create and implement a strategic plan, provide leadership to the team, and elevate fundraising efforts to ensure the Museum is making a lasting impact on children and families in the Wabash Valley for years to come.

She holds a Master of Leadership Development degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a B.S. degree is Communications with a special emphasis in Public Relations and double minors in Marketing and Journalism from Indiana State University. Most recently, Turner served as senior director of advancement and alumni relations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She was instrumental in connecting alumni from across the world with the College and managing the Woods Fund, the unrestricted giving campaign with a $1M annual goal. Prior to that Turner worked at Vermillion Rise Mega Park as marketing director and at UAP Clinic as marketing and public relations manager.

She currently serves on the Vigo County Education Foundation’s board of directors. Turner also serves on the Power of the Purse planning committee for the United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Success by Six program. She co-founded the Wabash Valley Leadership Institute and worked hand-in-hand with the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce’s leadership to develop the Terre Haute Young Leaders. In 2015, she was named to the inaugural class of 12 Under 40 recipients by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and the Tribune Star.

  • Perspectives

    • Why Blogging Without Rules Produces the Best Content

      I spend a lot of time talking with people about what makes writing good. Depending on who you ask, good writing might be exciting and illustrative. It might be simple and efficient. If you ask someone who works in marketing, good writing translates to whatever helps a marketing strategy generate more leads, or more sales, or more of whatever a business is looking to gain. Though I fully respect and agree with this results-oriented perspective on content, in practice it can be...



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • The Honda Greensburg plant opened in 2008.

      Honda to Invest $4M, Add Jobs at Greensburg Plant

      The American Honda Motor Co. continues to invest in its Greensburg, Indiana plant as it has announced the factory will be producing the company’s first electrified sport utility vehicle in the U.S. The company says it will invest more than $4 million and add 34 new jobs in the plant to support production of the CR-V Hybrid.  

    • (photo courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Valpo Mansion May Fall to Wrecking Ball

      A one-time mansion that once hosted dignitaries and politicians while they visited Valparaiso appears to be facing demolition, following years of decline and disrepair.  The stately mansion, known locally as the Brown home, maybe knocked down and replaced with condominiums, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. 

    • Socio received the Top-Rated Overall Culture award. (Provided Photo/Socio)

      Inaugural Tech Culture Award Winners Unveiled

      Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has unveiled the winners of the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards. Eleven Hoosier tech companies received the honors based on survey rankings from the 2019 Tech Census, which focused specifically on tech cultures. Nearly 270 tech companies were nominated and the winners were selected from a group of 50 finalists. More than 1,300 individuals responded to the survey, which allowed employees to rate their companies and employers on...

    • Photo courtesy of Purdue University

      Purdue Offers 'Stranger Things' Replica Tee

      Purdue University has partnered with trademark licensing agent CLC to produce a special-edition replica Purdue shirt that appeared on an episode of Netflix’s “Stranger Things 3.”  The university also teamed up with Venley to accurately replicate the shirt, which will be available at retailers on the West Lafayette campus and online later this month.

    • Mearns was named Ball State's president in 2017.

      Ball State President Bullish on Growth Potential

      The president of Ball State University says he is optimistic about the growth trajectory for the school and the Muncie community at large. Ball State recently set a new record for total enrollment with more than 22,000 students, including its largest-ever freshman class. The university is also continuing with several major capital projects, including the more than $87 million Foundational Sciences building, which broke ground earlier this month. In an interview in Studio (i) with...