Norma Bishop will take over operations of the non-profit center in Walnut Creek in mid-January from Interim Executive Director Louise Franklin.
Bishop was most recently the executive director of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Prior to that, she served as executive director of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
Bishop also spent 21 years in the U.S. Navy and lived in the Bay Area for a number of years, helping transition the Naval Air Station Alameda from a military base to a wildlife reserve.
“I am ecstatic to be the next leader at Lindsay Wildlife Museum,” Bishop said. “Building on its great credentials, dedicated board of directors and talented staff, we'll work together to build a wildlife nature center that draws families, children and adults from throughout Northern California.”
Lindsay Wildlife Museum Board of Directors President Marilyn Fowler said, “I am pleased delighted to welcome Norma to Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Her excellent proven track record leading similar organizations, expanding fundraising sources, and commitment to advancing programs focused on the environmental protection and education are assets that reflect fit very well with the museum’s mission and goals for the coming decade.”