The Minnesota Historical Society has named Michael Fox to serve as the Society's Interim Director, effective January 3, following the retirement of current Director Nina Archabal.
Fox has more than twenty years experience working for the MHS. He started in 1987 as Head of Processing and was named Director of Library, Publications and Collections in 2000. He has served as Deputy Director for Programs since 2005, leading the Society's 26 historic sites and museums, its library and archives, and the MHS Press, among several other duties.
Last April, upon announcing her retirement, Archabal named Fox as the Society's Chief Operating Officer, putting him in charge of overseeing all of the Society's programs, as well as operations, including finance, human resources and external relations.
It is expected that the director post will be filled permanently by summer 2011.