The Nicolaysen Museum Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Andy Couch as the new Executive Director of the museum. Mr. Couch will replace Mrs. Ann Ruble, the current Executive Director, who is leaving to devote more time to family and pursue her other philanthropic interests. The hallmarks of Mrs. Ruble’s four-year tenure include greater financial stability for the museum, diversification of programming and deeper investment in the museum’s vision of being a cultural anchor of central Wyoming and the broader Rocky Mountain region.
Mr. Couch currently serves as the Executive Director/Curator of the Claremore Museum of History in Claremore, Oklahoma. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Rogers State University where he teaches courses in Art Appreciation, Museum Studies and American History. He serves in volunteer leadership positions for a variety of local community organizations in the Tulsa region. Prior to his current position, he was Associate Curator of Traveling Exhibitions for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. He also previously served as Program Coordinator for Gilcrease on Wheels, a 19-county rural outreach program of the University of Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum.
Mr. Couch holds a Master’s degree in Museum Administration from the University of Tulsa and Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Oklahoma. He and his fiancé, Katie, will relocate to Casper and will assume the leadership position at The NIC on October 27.
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