The director of New York City’s Sept. 11 museum will add the jobs of president and CEO.
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum ‘s board of directors voted to name Alice Greenwald as president of the museum and memorial at the World Trade Center. Greenwald succeeds museum President and CEO Joe Daniels, who is leaving Dec. 31.
Greenwald, 64, has been director of the museum since 2006 and has overseen the exhibits honoring the victims and survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
“Alice has been instrumental to every detail in the design, inspiration and operation of the museum, and she is uniquely qualified to sustain the memorial and museum’s profound role in telling the story of 9/11,” Michael Bloomberg, the museum’s chairman, said in a statement.
Greenwald served as an associate director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington before joining the Sept. 11 museum. She has also served as the executive director of the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Daniels, 44, announced he was stepping down from the Sept. 11 museum post in June.
Museum officials say 7.4 million people have visited the museum since it opened in 2014.