By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
Gregg Carroll, who served as Chief Operating Officer of the American Jazz museum since 2007, has resigned the post effective Friday, July 17.
Carroll, who has led AJM since 2007, has strengthened the organization and has helped AJM achieve important awards and recognition.
“We owe Greg a debt of gratitude,” said AJM Board Chair Trey Runnion. “Under his leadership, we have grown to the next level, increased patronage and fundraising, put in place exciting centerpiece programs, and have launched a strategic planning process that will chart our future,” he said.
Runion explained what the next step is in the hiring process for Carroll’s replacement.
“Given the depth and diversity of our operations, and all that Greg has accomplished, we feel an appropriate next step is to consider the organizational capacity of the museum to allow a new CEO to continue an important role of building relationships in our community and nationally,” Runnion said.
The Jazz board will retain a search firm to assist in identifying and recruiting a new CEO, and anticipate that the search process will be completed by the end of 2015.
The Board’s vice chair agrees acknowledges Carroll’s contributions.
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