Wally Parks NHRA Museum Welcomes New Executive Director

Sep 2, 2012

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum of Pomona, California, recently announced that Larry Fisher has been named the museum’s new executive director.

Fisher has over 20 years of experience working in the museum and exhibitions field, according to a press release from the museum.

He’s the former CEO and executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island, and worked as a consultant to the president for the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

As the museum’s executive director, Fisher will be in charge of administrative operations and fundraising efforts, as well as managing the museum’s two biggest fundraising events: the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California.

“I am thrilled and honored to bring my experience in motorsports, museum, and education to a dynamic organization such as the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum,” Fisher said in the museum’s press release. “This is a terrific opportunity to expand on Wally Parks’ vision of an exciting museum that can influence and interpret the hot rod tradition.”

Tony Thacker previously held the position of executive director for the museum.

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