FAM announces new president and CEO

May 1, 2023 | Community News | History & Museums

Sam McKelvey will be the next president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM).

FAM’s Board of Directors made the announcement Monday. McKelvey was most recently executive director of the Menokin Foundation, a National Historic Landmark in Warsaw. His placement follows an extensive national search led by Good Insight. He will start June 5.

“As an experienced museum professional, Sam has the knowledge and passion we need to expand FAM’s vital role in the region,” said Rhonda Fried, FAM Board Chair. “His deep understanding of history and museums as living, breathing parts of the community will build upon our successful legacy and take us into the future.”

“I am incredibly excited to begin my tenure with the Fredericksburg Area Museum,” said McKelvey. “The museum has laid the groundwork to create an example of what a museum can mean in a community. I look forward to building on the work that the talented staff, board, and volunteers have created.”

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