July 9, 2020
Redlands Community News: San Bernardino County Museum Association, the nonprofit organization established to support the San Bernardino County Museum, announced the selection of nonprofit leader Zachary Tucker as its next executive director.
Tucker will lead the 60-year-old association in its goal to provide financial sustainability, resource development and capacity building for the museum. The museum has successfully embarked on bold new initiatives led by Museum Director Melissa Russo.
“Zachary Tucker is the ideal partner to lead the association board’s fundraising efforts which are so necessary to maintain the museum’s status as a highly regarded, accredited institution,” Russo said. “Our strategic plan to enhance visitor engagement, awareness, accessibility, and collections management, is well underway, and Zack’s appointment is welcome news.”
Museum Association Board President Abby Flores describes the museum as “a tremendous asset for the community and a space designed to instill a life-long love of learning and curiosity in our children.”
Tucker’s nearly 30-year career has all been within the nonprofit sector, mostly in the Inland Empire. He brings to the position an extensive background in nonprofit management, local knowledge of our region and a commitment to increasing the quality of life through the development of a strong nonprofit sector. He has worked or been involved as a volunteer board member of educational, health care and arts organizations.
“I could not be happier to join the Museum Association family and build on the work of board members and staff alike that have come before me to support this important regional cultural asset,” he said.
Working with Arts Consulting Group, one of the world’s leading arts executive search consulting firms, an executive search committee consisting of museum directors reviewed a number of excellent candidates.
Tucker earned his master’s degree in communication from the University of Denver and his undergraduate degree in history from California State University, San Bernardino. He lives with his wife and two children in Redlands.