Peoria Public Radio News
6:49 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

PRM gets a new chief

  The Peoria Riverfront Museum has a new President and CEO. The P.R.M. Board of Directors announced Friday Sam Gappmayer is the new chief.Debbie Ritschel has served in the interim role for the last six months.Chairman Dave Ransburg says the board feels Gappmayer’s skill set is a great fit for the organization.Gappmayer is currently the President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. It’s a facility that combines a fine arts museum, theater, and art school. Gappmayer’s resume also includes nonprofit operation and governance.He says the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s new building and programming are significant and supportive of the role culture can play in a community. He says he and his family are looking forward to being part of the greater Peoria community. Gappmayer's first day on the job is December 2, 2013.