Museum of the Bible Names Harry Hargrave as Chief Executive Officer
Published: Nov 14, 2019
Posted In: Press Releases
Washington, DC, November 14, 2019 – Museum of the Bible announced today that Harry Hargrave will be its new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 21st, 2019.
Hargrave, an established real estate and financial executive with clientele including operating businesses, trusts, family offices and individuals, was responsible for Museum of the Bible’s site selection process, culminating in the museum’s opening on November 17th, 2017. The Museum’s Board of Directors approved the appointment this month.
“It’s appropriate on this two-year anniversary of the museum that we welcome Harry back to the organization,” said Steve Green, Chairman of the Board of Museum of the Bible. “Harry’s vision for the museum, his business experience and his proven record as a trusted advisor qualify him to lead our next phase of growth.”
Hargrave replaces outgoing CEO Ken McKenzie, who previously held C-suite leadership roles at Airbus, Spirit Airlines and WestJet. “I appreciate Ken McKenzie’s efforts to put into place the operational staff and procedures needed for the success of Museum of the Bible,” Green said. “I have enjoyed working with Ken and appreciate the energy, passion, and love he has shown for the museum. I wish him and Sonia all the best.”
In addition to his previous tenure with Museum of the Bible, Hargrave has served as Chairman of the Board for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City, Colorado, and was VP of Strategic Corporate Development for Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri. He advises numerous business and family entities via HMH Capital Group, a consultancy he founded, and is also active on several boards. He is a Founding Elder of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas.
“I’m delighted to rejoin Museum of the Bible,” said Hargrave. “In the time since the museum opened, it’s been a USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best Attraction for 2018, was named one of Fodor’s Best Museums in DC in 2019 and just this past week we had a nice feature in the Washington Post. It’s an exciting time and we have a bright future. From the beginning, I’ve been committed to the museum’s mission, inviting all people to engage with the Bible.”
Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible.