An extensive search has led to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum to hiring Susan Hunter as their new executive director.
Hunter, in the past, has spent time as a senior administrator at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek and knows the area quite well.
“I know and love the Peace Region, including Grande Prairie,” she said.
Hunter says she’ll be working on a lot of outreach in regard to the museum.
“I really know that it has the capability of being a major destination for tourism in the Peace Region. So, that will be part of my vision for the museum, along with the board and the Art Society.”
Another thing she will be focusing on is having the museum noticeably active within the community.
“Having that dynamic staff and community involvement is definitely going to be something that’s important to us,” Hunter said. “Support for volunteers, support in the way of finances and fundraising, support of events and then that educational piece, along with the research is really key to what I’ll be looking at as the new executive director.”
Hunter’s background includes work in the post-secondary, art gallery and corporate management sectors.
“We’re thrilled to have the right person in place. In terms of high-octane leadership, creative insight, and innovation, Susan is just what this organization needs,” said Tim Powell, Chair of the Museum Society. “I’m confident Susan has what it takes to bring the museum to the next level.”
Former president and CEO of the museum George Jacob resigned in the fall of 2016.
Hunter will start on July 7.