Friday, April 13, 2018

CEO for Museum of the Bible is leaving to return to retirement

By Tim Funk
Tony Zeiss, in front of the Nazareth exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. Zeiss was named executive director of the museum in Washington in January 2017. He’s leaving the museum next month and returning to Charlotte, where he was president of Central Piedmont Community College for 24 years. Nalisa L. Capers Courtesy of Museum of the Bible
Tony Zeiss, who led Central Piedmont Community College for 24 years, is leaving his top post at the new Museum of the Bible in Washington to return to Charlotte. Zeiss became executive director of the then-unfinished museum just after retiring from CPCC in December 2016. The 430,000-square foot museum, a short walk from the U.S. Capitol, opened to the public in November 2017. Zeiss has overseen a staff of 175 full-time staffers, 50 part-timers and 300 volunteers and docents. "My goal was to get the museum open and running smoothly," he told the Observer. "We did it and it's time to come home." [More]