October 12, 2007
National Archives Names New Director of the Clinton Library
Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein announced today the appointment of Terri Garner as the new director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ms. Garner, who is currently Executive Director of the Bangor Museum and Center for History in Bangor, Maine, will assume her duties on November 5, 2007.
In making the announcement, Professor Weinstein said, “Ms. Garner brings sound management experience and a fresh perspective to the Clinton library. Her leadership roles in the private sector at Xerox and Sun Microsystems and in the non-profit world at the Bangor Museum and Center for History will provide a strong foundation for continuing the important work at the Clinton Library. We look forward to welcoming her into the National Archives system and to working with her on exciting plans for the future.”
“I am so pleased that Terri will serve as the new Director of the Clinton Library,” said President Clinton. “When we built this library, we wanted to create a unique place where people could come and learn about America at the turn of the 21st Century and where they would feel engaged in that experience. In less than three years, over one million visitors have visited the library and hopefully left with a new understanding of the United States. Terri, with her unique blend of private sector and non-profit experience, is a great fit to guide the library in the coming years.”
From 2005 to the present, Ms. Garner has served as Executive Director of the Bangor Museum and Center for History. While holding that position she worked closely with civic and government leaders in Maine to develop local community economic enhancements. She created a new vision for the Bangor Museum and managed a $3 million capital campaign to support the vision and redesign of the Museum.
As Vice President for Service and Marketing at Intellisource in Denver, Colorado from 2004 to 2005, Ms. Garner was responsible for market research and plan development and implementation with special emphasis on education and corporate partnerships.
At Sun Microsystems, Ms. Garner was the Director of the Americas Command Center for two years. As part of her duties she was responsible for customer and employee recovery in New York following the events of September 11, 2001.
Prior to working at Sun Microsystems, Ms. Garner worked at the Xerox Corporation for 13 years where she was General Manager of Xerox Business Services for the Rocky Mountain Operation and the New Jersey Operation. She was responsible for driving revenue and profit growth from new and existing clients, directing staff priorities in administration, sales, marketing, and service departments, and client satisfaction.
Ms. Garner is currently finishing her Ph.D. in history at the University of Maine, Orono. She holds a M.A. in history from the University of Colorado, Denver and a B.A. in Political Science from Chatham College in Pittsburgh.
About the Clinton Library
The William J. Clinton Library is one of twelve Presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The libraries are built with private funds and are donated to the Federal government. The archival and museum holdings at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum are the largest within the Presidential Library system. Included in these collections are approximately 76.8 million pages of paper documents, 1.85 million photographs and more than 84,500 museum artifacts. In addition to the archival collection and research facilities, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum features exhibitions, special events, and educational programs. The museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Permanent exhibits utilize documents, photographs, videos and interactive stations. The Library is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.
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