The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center’s Board of Trustees recently announced promotions of two key members of its executive team, Andrew Parton and Jennifer Baxmeyer, due to remarkable leadership of a diverse and expanding team, meaningful transformation into a STEM education center, and continued growth and success by remaining relevant and community and customer-focused in a challenging market.
The promotions support The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s commitment to becoming the leading center of aerospace and technology education through the preservation of museum artifacts, expanding educational opportunities towards the development of an innovative workforce for the region.
Andrew Parton has been promoted from Executive Director to President. Parton joined the museum in 2005 as Director of Marketing and Promoted to Acting Director in 2007 and Executive Director in 2008. In his ten plus years as Director he has worked to improve the fiscal position of the museum and has worked expand the museum’s offerings to include new exhibits and programs providing the museum with a diversified revenue stream.
In his new role, Parton will increase his focus on leading multi-year strategy working closely with the Board to outline and implement key programs for museum growth, securing major investments in the museum via donors, grants, corporate sponsors, government investments, and other channels, working on the next phases of physical expansion.