Cultural managements

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center announces new staff and promotions

The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is pleased to announce recent additions to its staff as well as several promotions.

Channing Grimes has joined the museum’s management team as the new head of membership, volunteers and development. Grimes is a native of Clarksville and a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Belmont University, where she also received a Certified Meeting Planner certification. Over the past 15 years, she has held various positions including Marketing Director with Concord Title, Event Planning Manager for the Nashville Marriott Airport and Public Relations with Holiday, Inc. She has been involved in organizations at nonprofits such as the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome.

She has volunteered at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center for three years and served on the Museums Guild as the Flying High Co-Chair for the 2021 Fundraising Gala.

“This is an exciting opportunity because I am surrounded by a team of talented people within a magnificent establishment full of history, art and wonderful exhibits. I look forward to making many new relationships in the community and working with people who want our museum to thrive, ”said Grimes.

Another recent addition to the Museum team is Becky Wood as Technical Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Second & Commerce, the Museum’s new quarterly magazine. Wood holds a master’s degree in marketing from Austin Peay State University and a certificate from the Columbia University Publishing Course.

“We are proud to have this new platform to celebrate the arts and history of Clarksville and Montgomery County,” Wood said of the new quarterly. “Second & Commerce extends our mission beyond the walls of the museum, allowing us to reach an even larger audience and tell deeper stories about our diverse and creative community. ”

In addition to these recent hires, Museum Director General Frank Lott announced other ongoing staff promotions. Maegan Collins was recently promoted to Head of Marketing Communications, Yvette Campagna is now Head of Marketing Design, Stacy Mobley has been promoted to Head of Events and Rentals and Ke’Ron Hall is now an Events and Rentals Associate. Meghan Gattignolo has been promoted to Director of Visitor Services and Princess Morris has been hired as Visitor Services Associate.