Leader Of The New Bedford Whaling Museum Announced

NEW BEDFORD – Amanda McMullen has been named president and chief executive officer of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 

The Board of Trustees made the announcement last week after an international search. 

The museum released a statement, saying in part that in her new capacity, she will develop and articulate a vision for their next chapter and will ensure the continuation of the museum’s position as the landmark cultural organization in the region and the preeminent whaling era resource in the country.   

McMullen said she is excited to join the team and is looking forward to working with the board, staff, and volunteers as they continue to play a critical role in understanding and celebrating the many stories of the greater New Bedford community. 

She was most recently chief operating officer for the nonprofit organization Meeting Street in Providence, which also operates The Schwartz School in Dartmouth.  She has directed corporate sponsorship activities for the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibitions and was the Director of Leadership Giving for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. 

McMullen also served as the capital campaign coordinator for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. 

She will take the helm on May 7th.


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