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Board of Directors

Bill Griste, Jr. Chairman
Stewart Brown Vice Chairman
Shafran Fields Secretary
Marilyn Dowless
Rick Elliott
Kathy Tiso
Dick Hester Chairman Emeritus


Cathy Altman Executive Director
Karen DeLuca
Delores Thompson


Chris Pitocco
Mike Hutelmyer
Johan Moritz
Robyn Stozek
Harriette Nichols
Gerri McCray
Driftwood Garden Club
Yaupon Garden Club

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.

Cathy Altman, Executive Director

Cathy Altman is the newly appointed executive director of the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. Altman is a Calabash, N.C. native and has worked in various capacities at area chambers of commerce and other nonprofit organizations.

Altman has experience in researching, writing and securing grant funding, fundraising event planning and management, marketing, and public relations.

Altman has a love of history and her community. She served on the Museum's organizational start-up committee in 2005 and looks forward to implementing new programs, exhibits and events.

Altman lives in the Cherry Grove Beach section of North Myrtle Beach with her husband of 35 years and they have one son, Thomas.

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