Moving Forward At The Missouri History Museum | St. Louis Public Radio

Moving Forward At The Missouri History Museum

Jun 6, 2013

Bob Cox, a former senior vice president of St. Louis-based technology company Emerson, was hired last week to be the temporary leader of the Missouri History Museum.

The tax payer funded institution has been mired in controversy since the Museum overpaid for land, a sale which involved ex-Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.  Bosley had recently stepped down from the Museum’s board of trustees.

Longtime Missouri History Museum President Bob Archibald resigned in December 2012.

As St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann reported, Bob Cox signed a contract to lead the Museum through the end of the year.

Cox is charged with strengthening the Museum’s governance and administration, improving communications with the Zoo-Museum District and providing support for development and fundraising initiatives.

St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh spoke with Cox about his new duties and how he plans to move forward after recent controversies.

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