“I look forward to managing the administration of HSEC activities” Payne shared with the search committee. “My goal is for the necessities of operations to function quietly, behind the scenes so the important work of the Society is front and center.”
Over the next month Payne is working to enable a smooth transition with Susan Johnson, who is retiring from the position the end of February.
Payne was selected following a search chaired by HSEC President the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Prichard. The Search Team interviewed multiple candidates before making the selection of Payne. Prichard commented, “The Historical Society has been well served in the past by those talented individuals who been our administrators and directors of operations. We give thanks for the work of Susan Johnson. We were impressed by the talents and experience of all of those whom we interviewed and, and look forward to working with Matthew Payne.”
The change in Director of Operations will result in a new address of 82 Cherry Court, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915. The email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), toll-free phone (866-989-5851) and website (hsec.us) remain the same.