Daniel M. Finley, ex president and CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum, has bee announced by the Autry Board of Trustees as the successor to John Gray, the president and CEO who announced his retirement this year. Finley's tenure begins on August 31st.
Finley resigned from his previous post on June 30th after almost five years with the Milwaukee museum. This may indicate he was already packing his bags for Griffith Park at that time. Read an excerpt from his remarks made June 17 at the Public Policy Forum's annual Salute to Local Government here. It talks an awful lot about partnering with government and communities for find that win-win spot. It should be interesting to see how Finley applies all his happy togetherness talk to the real issue of the Southwest Museum.