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Dallas Holocaust Museum’s CEO is Leaving

Alice Murray, the president and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust Museum the past three years will be leaving when her contract is up at the end of the month. The press release gives no reason except she’ll be pursuing “new opportunities” — even though it also states the museum has enjoyed remarkable growth in attendance and revenue during her tenure.

The full press release follows:

Alice Murray to leave Dallas Holocaust Museum post

Alice Murray, the president and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance (DHM/CET) since December 2009, has announced that she will be leaving the Museum at the conclusion of her contract on Nov. 30 to pursue new opportunities.

“We wish Alice the very best as she explores her future endeavors, and we thank her for her dedicated advocacy to our organization,” said Museum Board Chairman Hylton Jonas.

“During Alice’s tenure, the DHM/CET has experienced remarkable growth. We have impressively expanded our public image within the greater community. Attendance at the museum has grown dramatically, especially our walk in traffic. Our annual Hope for Humanity Dinner revenue has seen significant increases, andboth the content and quality of our recent event is the talk of North Texas. And we now have in place a robust strategic communications plan, which is far superior to that which we have previously enjoyed. ”

The Museum’s executive committee is expected to soon announce plans to fill the leadership role.