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NMHS Appoints Cathy Green
as New Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Green as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March. 1, 2024. With more than 25 years of experience in the maritime heritage field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for maritime history to her new role.

Cathy Green’s career spans various facets of the maritime world, with professional work in shipboard education, history and archaeology. As both a grant writer and grant administrator with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she managed environmental grant programs on the Great Lakes, showcasing her commitment to conservation and sustainability within maritime ecosystems. Ms. Green has also been a prominent figure in the museum community, most recently as executive director of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, where her visionary leadership and innovative approach revitalized the institution’s impact and relevance in the community.

In her new role, Ms. Green will spearhead initiatives to build on the success of the Society and expand its outreach, enhance educational programs, and strengthen partnerships within the maritime heritage community and beyond. “We are thrilled to welcome Cathy Green as the new executive director of the National Maritime Historical Society,” said NMHS board chair Jim Noone. “Her exceptional leadership skills, extensive background in the maritime field, and dedication to promoting our maritime heritage make her the ideal candidate to lead NMHS into the future. We look forward to the exciting path ahead under her guidance.”

“I am honored and excited to join the National Maritime Historical Society as executive director,” said Green. “I look forward to collaborating with the dedicated team at NMHS and leveraging our collective efforts to preserve the rich maritime heritage that has shaped our nation and our world. Together, we will inspire future generations to understand and appreciate the profound significance of our seafaring past.”

Please join us in welcoming Cathy Green to the National Maritime Historical Society.