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Leah Wilson has been selected to take the helm of Kidzeum starting January 2, 2018. Leah brings a wealth of museum experience to Kidzeum as she has held most of the leadership positions at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, IA. Since 2008, she has been Director of Programs, Marketing and Communications, Major Gift Officer, Director of National Development, Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President.

Soon after Leah began at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, a major flood destroyed the museum creating a situation where the organization had to start over and rebuild a program. Having been in a museum start-up position, Leah will bring vision, passion and a balance of creativity and analytical skills. Her goal is to build on the momentum Kidzeum has gained during our planning and fundraising phase, by strengthening partnerships that lead to innovative and impactful exhibits and educational experiences. Leah is the perfect person to ensure a successful operational transition from opening though the first few critical years of program delivery.

Leah spent much of her youth in nearby Jacksonville, IL where her parents still reside. Accepting the Kidzeum Executive Director position allows her renew her ties to the area, spend more time with her family and channel her passion for geography, human and environmental interactions, earth systems science, sustainability and local, healthy food systems. We are very excited to welcome her back to Illinois. 

Leah can be reached at Leah.wilson@kidzeum.org or 217.971.4435.


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