The National Corvette Museum (NCM) has announced the election of Dr. Sean Preston as its President and CEO. Effective July 1st, Preston succeeds outgoing NCM CEO/Executive Director Wendell Strode, who retired in May of 2018 after 23 years with the NCM.
Dr. Preston will relocate to Kentucky, more than 2,300 miles away from his current home in Portland, Oregon, in order to pursue his new position as President and CEO of the renowned museum.
A career educator, Preston previously served as Founding Foreign Consulting President of the American School of Zhengzhou in Zhengzhou, Henan, China. He was also the Founding President of the John Crosland School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Executive Director of Cypress Heights Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Preston has a BS in Social Science Education from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Troy University, and earned his Doctorate in Educational and Non-Profit Leadership from Liberty University.
“The National Corvette Museum is a one-of-a-kind organization. There are thousands of museums across the globe, but none other dedicated to Corvette. I’m head over heels in love with all things car-related, and specifically Corvette. It is an honor to have been named President and CEO”, said Dr. Preston.
While Dr. Preston now assumes full CEO duties at the National Corvette Museum, Wendell Strode will remain with the Museum through January 3rd, 2020.
The National Corvette Museum was established as a non-profit foundation with a mission to celebrate the invention of the Chevrolet Corvette, preserve its past, present, and future, all while educating the public about the iconic American sports car.
On July 18th, 2019, Chevrolet will reveal the highly-anticipated, all-new mid-engine Corvette, aka the Corvette C8, which will replace the current C7 Corvette. The introduction of the Corvette C8 will end more than half a century of Corvettes with the front-engine layout. Many Corvette faithful call this the end of an era, while others claim the mid-engine Corvette C8 will mark the beginning of a new one.