The Mariners’ Museum at Newport News, Virginia, USA, has named Elliot Gruber as its new President and CEO.
Elliot Gruber comes to The Mariners’ following two high-profile assignments on the national stage. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Resource Development for the United Way of the National Capital Area. Prior to that, he was vice president and COO for the Gettysburg Foundation.
He was elected after a lengthy search following the resignation of Dr. William B. Cogar, who left the Museum in late 2011.
During his time at the United Way, Elliot Gruber helped lead the organisation to substantial revenue increases achieved by widening its donor base. In eight years at The Gettysburg Foundation, he helped raise more than $100 million to build the new Museum and Visitor Center in Gettysburg. He has a 30-year not-for-profit organisation background.