Jesse Lovejoy, Director of STEAM Education and 49ers Museum, Elected To International Sports Heritage Association Board of Directors
Just last week, Jesse Lovejoy, director of STEAM Education and the 49ers Museum, was elected to the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) Board of Directors. ISHA is a non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1971 which educates, promotes and supports organizations and individuals engaged in the celebration of sports heritage.
Earlier in 2016, ISHA presented the 49ers Museum presented by Sony with a Communication Award for a film segment added to the museum’s Super Bowl Gallery this past January highlighting Eddie DeBartolo Jr. The recognition marked the third year in a row that the 49ers won a Communication Award from ISHA, winning one in 2015 for its 49ers STEAM Education Program Museum Education Playbook, which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) and its direct correlation to football, in addition to an award in 2014 for the 49ers Alumni Magazine.
In its first two years in operation, the 49ers Museum presented by Sony has seen nearly 500,000 visitors.
For more information on the ISHA Board of Directors, please see below for the official release:
The International Sports Heritage Association members approved the group’s 2016-2017 board of directors and officers at its annual conference held at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. The organization elected a new first-term president and three new members to its board.
The following were elected to officer positions:
Susan Wasser, the assistant director of museum operations and curator at the United States Golf Association Museum (Far Hills, N.J.) is the group’s new president. Wasser was first elected to the board in 2011 and ascended to first vice president in 2014.
Bryan Morry, executive director at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon (Foxborough, Mass.), is the new first vice president. Morry joined the board in 2010 and has been the group’s secretary for the last two years.
Paula Homan, the manager of museum operations and curator at the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum (St. Louis, Mo.) will begin her fourth year as the ISHA board second vice president. She joined the board in 2009.
Janice Ogurcak, director of public programming and outreach at the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum (Williamsport, Pa.), was elected to an officer position for the first time as the secretary. Ogurcak has served as a director on the board since 2012.
Meggan Gardner, curator at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame (Oakville, Ontario), will begin her third year as ISHA’s treasurer. She joined the board in 2010 as its secretary.
Marjorie Snyder, senior director of research and programs for the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame and Women’s Sports Foundation (East Meadow, N.Y.), just completed a two-year stint as the group’s president. She remains on the board in the past president role. Snyder has been on the ISHA board since 2007.
Three new members were elected to director roles on the ISHA board. They are:
Donna Hateley, managing director at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Red Deer, Alberta.
Jesse Lovejoy, Director of STEAM education and the 49ers Museum in Santa Clara, Calif.
Brodie Waters, senior director of museum operations at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Fla.
There are also three additional returning board members. They include:
Saleem Choudhry, manager of exhibits/museum services at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Choudhry joined the board in 2014.
Dana Hart, president of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. Hart joined the board in 2015.
Kent Sturman, director of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. He joined the board in 2015.
The International Sports Heritage Association is a non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1971. The mission of ISHA is to educate, promote and support organizations and individuals engaged in the celebration of sports heritage. ISHA includes nearly 150 Regular members from countries such as China, New Zealand, England, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States. In addition, corporations and individuals participate in and contribute to the growth of ISHA as Associate Members.