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Mint Museum names interim leader

Bruce LaRowe will take the helm at the Mint Museum as interim CEO beginning June 21, the museum’s board announced Wednesday night. Charlotteans may remember LaRowe’s two decades leading Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, which included the building of ImaginOn and ended in 2013. They may not recall that he has served the Mint as an interim leader before, as director of learning and engagement in 2014-15.

The Mint announced in mid-April that Kathleen Jameson’s seven-year term as president and CEO would end June 30 and offered no information about her plans. She has been unavailable for comment since then.

LaRowe is part of Charlotte’s LevRidge Resources, which specializes in interim leadership for nonprofits, and has worked in that capacity for Thompson Child & Family Focus and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.

The Mint board also approved on Wednesday a three-year strategic plan, details of which weren’t available. Its prior plan, a five-year plan that was stretched to six, ends in mid-2017. Plans call for a national search for a new CEO, to be launched this summer.

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