San Francisco, California, February 11, 2013 – The Bethlehem Shipyard Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity organization, announced that Dennis Koller has been named Executive Director. Mr. Koller will assume the responsibility of leading the organization as it moves forward to showcase Bethlehem Steel’s prominence in the building of the Bay Area, and to memorialize the skilled workers who made it happen. Dennis Koller combines his years of maritime experience with a background in non-profit management.
“We are very pleased to announce that Dennis is joining the Bethlehem Shipyard Museum in this leadership capacity,” said William Perez, President of the BSM Board of Directors. “With extensive experience in the maritime industry, higher education and non-profit management, Dennis provides the experience and dynamic personality that our Board wants in an Executive Director.”
Mr. Koller’s distinguished career in senior level management positions include serving as Executive Director of the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a WWII Liberty Ship berthed in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf; Special Assistant to the President at California Maritime Academy; Vice President for Advancement at Menlo College; and Associate Vice President/Development at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Entrepreneurially, Mr. Koller has helped create a number of businesses, including Pen Communications and SND Consulting. He is about to finish his second novel, One Death Too Far.
With this appointment, BSM members, sponsors and partners will see a continuation of the success that has marked the organization since its inception in 2009.
For additional information, please contact William Perez at (415) 467-2767 or Email at [email protected]
Established in 2009 as the Bethlehem Shipyard Museum, the BSM is now a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that supports, promotes and advances the maritime industry through interactive exhibits and displays. The BSM provides an array of programs, including an extensive junior development program, to both attract new members and teach the public about the importance of the maritime industry. The BSM currently has more than 350 members and will feature numerous events annually.