SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The City of Springfield has two finalists for the position of director of the Springfield Art Museum. The candidates will be in Springfield on Monday for interviews with the Art Museum Board.
The candidates also will meet with the city manager, the City of Springfield's Leadership Team and will participate in a meet-and-greet session with the public from 5-6 p.m., Monday, in the lobby of the museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive.
In alphabetical order, the candidates are:
• Connie Gibbons has more than 25 years of experience leading strategic change and growth. She graduated from Drury College in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in art, and from Texas Tech University in 1987 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography and art history.
The founding director of the B.B. KingMuseum and the Buddy Holly Center, she has led diverse teams in the planning and development of multi-media and award winning exhibits and served as projectmanager for construction of new facilities and development of new programs. Her experience includes development of numerous contemporary art exhibitions, interpreting material, educational programs and outreach initiatives, and oversight of collections and archives.