INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INTREPID MUSEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS NEW CO-CHAIRS
New York, NY (May 7, 2012) – The Intrepid Sea, Air and & Space Museum has announced that Kenneth Fisher, Senior Partner of Fisher Brothers and the Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, and Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield, have been named Co-Chairmen of the Board of the Intrepid Museum.
Both Mr. Fisher and Mr. Mosler have been long time members of the Intrepid’s board, joining in 1999.
“We have some exciting times ahead of us and much work to accomplish,” said Mr. Fisher. “I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and the dedicated Intrepid staff to continue to fulfill its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.”
Mr. Mosler said, “I’ve always been so proud of the museum’s accomplishments. Now, having watched the Enterprise land in New York City recently, we are even more energized and looking forward to being part of its arrival and opening at the museum this summer.”
Charles de Gunzburg and Richard Santulli, who have served as co-chairs since since 2006, will remain on the board.
Mr. de Gunzburg and Mr. Santulli said, “We are both proud of the accomplishments over these last six years, which include the Intrepid’s restoration and return to Pier 86, the museum’s grand reopening, and our successful campaign to land a retiring space shuttle in New York City. We look forward to continuing to serve the Intrepid – just from different seats at the table.”
Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of the Intrepid Museum, said, “We are very grateful for the many years that Charles and Rich have served as co-chairs and are thankful that they will remain as active board members. Under Ken and Bruce’s leadership, we look forward to an extraordinary future.”
About the Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of 27 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier.
Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.
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