Herreshoff Marine Museum appoints Dyer Jones new CEO

Dyer Jones will be the new CEO of Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol. /
Dyer Jones will be the new CEO of Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol. /

BRISTOL – The Herreshoff Marine Museum – also home to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame – has appointed Dyer Jones as its new CEO.
Jones will take over for Halsey Herreshoff, son of museum founders A. Sidney DeWolf and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff. Halsey Herreshoff ran the museum for the past 40 years. Following his induction into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, he elected to step down as president but remain as a trustee through the end of the his term, the museum said in a news release on Nov. 24.
“The challenge in taking on this role will be to build on the momentum that has been created by the founders of the Herreshoff Marine Museum,” said Jones, whose primary focus as CEO will be external relations and fundraising. “We must continue to preserve the legacy of the Herreshoff family, while working to move the institution forward.”
Jones is known for his work in three recent America’s Cup events, including serving as regatta director for the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain. He also has served for 30 years at Dyer Boats manufacturer The Anchorage Inc. He also co-authored the book “The 12 Metre Class: A History of the International 12 Metre Class.”
The America’s Cup Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 as an arm of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff and has 70 inductees, according to the museum’s website. The museum and the Hall of Fame are located at the site of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. which borders the Narragansett Bay.
For more information, visit the museum’s website

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