STURGEON BAY, WI (February 1, 2016) – Amy Paul has been named Acting Executive Director of the Door County Maritime Museum following the resignation of Executive Director Rick O’Farrell. Paul held the position of Marketing and Communications Manager prior to her promotion.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Paul as Acting Executive Director for the Door County Maritime Museum,” said Bill Harder, President of the museum’s Board of Directors. “Amy’s outgoing personality has been integral with the museum’s public events. From boat raffles during the Fourth of July parade in Baileys Harbor to the museum’s annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, Amy’s smiling face has been the projection of the museum’s enthusiasm for pride in our maritime community. Amy has demonstrated dedication and passion in expanding the Door County Maritime Museum’s outreach and a tireless work ethic. We are elated to have Amy at the museum’s helm as we expand the educational programs, update exhibit technologies and build the ‘Beacon of Education’ Maritime Tower addition.”
Paul’s ties to the museum extend back to 2008 when she served voluntarily on the museum’s Marketing Committee before being hired by the museum in the spring of 2013 in oversee the organization’s marketing and communications efforts.
Paul is enthusiastic to assume her new position at a time when the museum has undertaken ambitious projects at all three of its locations. These include exhibit enhancements at Gills Rock, completion of the first phase of lighthouse and tower restoration on Cana Island and the tower addition at Sturgeon Bay.
“Much of my career has been in maritime related fields,” said Paul. “I’m excited and honored to continue my journey with the museum and further share the maritime stories of Door County.”