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December 13, 2012

Former Baseball Hall exec to head rock shrine

The Daily Star
Cooperstown Crier

---- — A former executive from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has been named the president and chief executive officer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. 

The Rock Hall’s vice president of development since 2008, Gregory Harris, was announced last week as president and CEO. 

Terry Stewart announced in May that he would retire as Rock Hall president and CEO. Stewart has led the Rock Hall since 1999.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in 1995 alongside Lake Erie.

Harris, 47, was at the Baseball Hall for 14 years, where he advanced from curating the library and archives broadcast collection to serving as vice president of development. During his tenure, he became an adviser to the museum president, worked directly with Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, created a national network of donors, sponsors and influencers and represented the institution in Washington, D.C. where he built a successful government affairs practice for the museum.

A native of Bucks County, Pa., Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Temple University and a master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program for History and Museum Studies. He lives in the Cleveland area with his wife, Deirdre, and two children, Alex and Jack.