PHOENIX (Dec. 12, 2012) The board of directors of the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) today announced that founding president and director Dr. Bill DeWalt plans to step down from the position effective March 1, 2013. When Bill joined MIM on March 1, 2007, he made a five-year commitment to building a world-class museum. DeWalt stated, “Now that the museum is established and we are completing a 20 percent expansion of exhibits, it is an appropriate and strategic time to transition to new leadership for MIM.” DeWalt will continue to serve on MIM’s Board and will work as a consultant for the rest of 2013.
“We thank Bill for his leadership. He and his wife Sylvia Keller have made many contributions and we look forward to working with them in a different capacity well into the future,” said Bob Ulrich, founder and chairman of MIM’s board of directors.
MIM enriches the world community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible high-quality musical instruments, images, and music from every country in the world. We celebrate our world’s diverse musical cultures and foster global understanding by offering our guests an incomparable interactive experience, a welcome and fun environment, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances.
Erin Miller, Media Relations Manager