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Rob McCoy, Chief Executive Officer, National Atomic Testing Museum.
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NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ROB MCCOY AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
LAS VEGAS (August 2022) – The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) Board of Trustees announces Rob McCoy as the museum’s new chief executive officer (CEO). A native Las Vegan and former CEO of The Neon Museum, McCoy officially joined the National Atomic Testing Museum August 15.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this extraordinary institution charged with preserving the history of the Nevada Test Site and the atomic age both nationally and internationally,” said McCoy. “As a native, I am passionate about sharing this remarkable history unique to Southern Nevada.”
“Rob McCoy is an experienced leader with a passion for Las Vegas history and the National Atomic Testing Museum,” said Darwin Morgan, president of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and NATM’s board of trustees. “Having brought international prominence to The Neon Museum and tripling visitor attendance during his tenure, Rob is uniquely equipped to lead the Atomic Museum to reach even larger numbers of science, technology, engineering, math, history and culture enthusiasts both locally and around the globe.”
McCoy began his career as a television news reporter and anchor. He joined the corporate world in 1983 and in the intervening years has provided valuable expertise to several companies in the areas of public, media and government relations as well as crisis communications and marketing. McCoy comes to the National Atomic Testing Museum following five years as The Neon Museum’s chief executive officer.
As a native Las Vegan, issues concerning quality of life and sustainability drive McCoy’s community commitments, both professionally and personally. McCoy formerly chaired The Neon Museum’s Board of Trustees and VegasPBS. He is also the incoming president of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame and has also served as a board member for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada Taxpayers Association.
McCoy holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science in communications from LaSalle University and is also a graduate of the Martin School of Radio & Television Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he retains professional certifications from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas.
ABOUT NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is operated and maintained by its parent company, the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation (NTSHF), an IRS 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization chartered in Nevada. NATM is one of 37 museums designated as an Affiliate Partner of the Smithsonian Institution and is a repository for one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history in the world. Covering nuclear history beginning with the first test at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951, NATM’s exhibitions and programming also address current affairs related to the nuclear industry. For more information, go to www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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