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Board of Directors

Bill Griste, Jr. chairman
Stewart Brown vice chairman
Shafran Fields secretary
Marilyn Dowless
Lynda Hardee
Debbie Ritter
Joyce Thomas
Kathy Tiso
Dick Hester chairman emeritus


Jenean Neilsen Todd founding director
Sandra Buchan registrar
Debbie Whitaker membership manager

North Myrtle Beach Museum Leadership

Dick Hester, Chairman Emeritus

Dick Hester has been a resident of North Myrtle Beach since 1956. He served as Mayor of City of North Myrtle Beach from 1984-1988 and has had a vision for an area museum. A church and community minded person always interested in helping others and the community. Dick is married with three children and six grandchildren.

Jenean Neilsen Todd, Founding Director

Jenean relocated to North Myrtle Beach to spearhead the Museum project. She retired from Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC, after a 25-year career managing exhibits, print, and expansion of the facility. A Cary-NC native, Jenean and her family have vacationed in North Myrtle Beach for nearly 20 years. She has watched the region grow and looks forward to sharing the community's history with residents and vacationers.

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