Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Chief Executive Officer Tom King has announced his retirement. The organization’s board of directors says Cathy Ferree, who currently serves as vice president and chief operating officer of Conner Prairie in Fishers, will succeed King, beginning May 1.
King’s last day in office will be April 30. The museum says there will be a month-long transition period before Ferree officially takes over the position.
"On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank Tom for his visionary and steady leadership, and his commitment to the museum’s mission of exploring, celebrating and stewarding all that is authentically wondrous about Indiana," said Bill Browne, chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. "Tom’s dedication to this organization and his efforts on its behalf leave the ISMHS in a position of strength, with excellent prospects for the future as the INVision campaign moves through its remaining phases."
Ferree previously served as associate vice president of exhibits for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and was a founding staff member at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.