The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock announces the resignation of its CEO

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock announces the resignation of its CEO

From: Museum of Arts and Sciences

The New Year will bring a new face to the leadership of the Museum of Arts and Sciences after the Board of Trustees announced today the departure of Executive Director Andrew Sandall at the end of the year. Sandal was appointed CEO of the nearly 75-year-old Daytona Beach Foundation in May 2012.

“The Board of Directors expresses its gratitude for Andrew Sandal’s work at the Museum and all that has been accomplished in the past nine years with Andrew and our excellent staff and volunteers,” said Catherine Miller, Chair of the MOAS Board of Trustees. I miss Andrew very much, but we know he will be a hit with his new museum. We look forward to building on the strong foundation at MOAS and are excited about what the future holds for us.”

Sandal arrived at the Interdisciplinary Museum, one of the largest in Florida, after several years working in Orlando. Upon arriving, he immediately jumped on the challenge of overseeing the creation of the design, build and operation plan for the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, which opened to the public in February 2015. The construction project was only announced for the first time publicly on Sandall’s third day at the museum.

Building projects will determine Sandal’s time at the museum. This included leading the redesign and rebuilding of the museum’s flood-damaged Lemerand Wing, the construction of the Lohman Planetarium, and the new entrance lobby, and the upgrade and remodeling of the Museum’s Root Family Wing, including an enclosure and the addition of climate control to the train station, allowing the museum’s collections to be displayed alongside wagons. contained within it.

In addition to building projects, Sandall has been tasked with updating the museum’s programming and exhibits to better represent the local community in the 21st century. He was also tasked with reshaping and rebuilding the staff team to better suit these needs and growing the museum’s role as a staple of the local social scene not only for its educational events and programs, but also debuted in adult-oriented programs such as weekly yoga classes on display at the Cici Museum and Hyatt Brown for the arts, famous quarterly wine tastings, and the growth of the museum’s signature events including the annual Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and, most recently, the Asbury Short Film Concerts, which have become an annual staple on the community’s calendar.

“I am very proud of what we have achieved in nearly 10 years here at MOAS.” Sandal said. “It’s okay to think about how the museum has changed, both physically and programmatically, since I first arrived — not least the addition of the wonderful Brown Museum of Art on campus, a project that defined the early years of my time here. It’s great to see the museum as it is. The day and its vision is so vibrant and full of life, with programs and events that the local community seems to really enjoy, and the most amazing team of staff, trustees and volunteers who have amazed me with their endless passion and creativity, and who I know I will miss very much.”

Sandal will remain at MOAS until the end of 2021 to aid in the leadership transition and help prepare the museum for its imminent re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums in 2022. He will then leave the region in early January to take up his new role as president and CEO of the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, the second largest museum In that state, the only partner in the Smithsonian. The MOAS Board of Trustees is already working on a transition plan that includes appointing an interim director of the museum before embarking on the national search for Sandall’s successor, hopefully in place by summer 2022.

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