The National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky has announced that Sharon Brawner will no longer serve as museum President and CEO. Brawner took on the role in 2021.
“Sharon Brawner has decided to move on from her role as President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum. In the short term, the National Corvette Museum Board will assume the duties of President and CEO during this time of transition, with Bryce Burklow serving as interim Chief Operating Officer,” the museum outlined in a statement.
Brawner joined the NCM in September of 2021 after two decades as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. A Kentucky native, Brawner describes herself as a “true car enthusiast” with a passion for the Chevy Corvette. Brawner joined the NCM following the departure of Dr. Sean Preston in January of 2021, the latter of whom served the NCM for 19 months.
The National Corvette Museum is located just down the street from the GM Bowling Green plant. The GM Bowling Green plant has served as the exclusive production facility for the Chevy Corvette since 1981. First opening its doors in 1994, the NCM documents the long history of the Chevy Corvette nameplate through a series of exhibits. The museum also serves as the destination for the Corvette Museum Delivery option, also known as R8C, which provides new Corvette owners an opportunity to take delivery on museum grounds immediately following the production of their new vehicle at the Bowling Green plant.
Just last year, the National Corvette Museum opened a new exhibit called An American Love Affair: 70 Years of Corvette. The new exhibit features an 8.5-foot by 300-foot LED screen showing a continuous video capturing the effect of the Chevy Corvette on American culture, giving fans a chance to “fall in love all over again with Corvette.”