Enright is new museum director
Published: Thursday, April 17th, 2014
The board of trustees of the 1881 Courthouse Museum has announced the appointment of Gary Enright of Hill City as its new director. Enright recently moved to the Black Hills after retiring from a long and varied career in management and administering various state and national organizations.
“The board completed its search for a replacement of Sandy Ackman who retired in January after serving as director of the museum since 2008,” said Leon Nepper, chairman of the museum’s board of trustees.
Enright began his duties on April 15.
“We are proud of the work accomplished by Ackman and credit her with extraordinary success during her term as director of this outstanding and historic museum. She is credited with implementing several significant programs, which has helped bring the museum into the 21st century as a repository of history for Custer County and the Black Hills,” Nepper said.
Enright has a background in association management and historical research. He is a native South Dakotan, born and raised on a ranch near Timber Lake. He was educated at the University of South Dakota and worked as a radio and television broadcaster before entering a career in association management, including administrative director of South Dakota Farm Bureau, director of public affairs for Northwestern Public Service Co. and chief executive officer of the National Beef Promotion and Research Board. He has also written several history-based books.
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