Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum appoints Gregory S. Harris as President and CEO

. December 5, 2012

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced that Gregory S. Harris, its vice president of development since 2008, will become president and chief executive officer. Harris, who holds a graduate degree in museum studies and whose industry background also includes curatorial, membership and sponsorship experience, was approved by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. board following a broad nationwide search.

A driving force behind growing the Museum’s philanthropic support and a key figure in fundraising, planning and execution of the successful 2012 Hall of Fame Induction Week, Harris, 47, succeeds long-time President and Chief Executive Officer Terry Stewart, who announced in May his intention to retire from the position by the end of next year. The transition will be effective January 1, 2013.

In his current role, Harris oversees development, special events, membership, board relations and government affairs. He also assists in numerous other areas, including strategic planning and institutional marketing, and has helped to acquire archival collections for the Museum’s Library and Archives.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+) and $13 for youth (9-12); children 8 and under and Museum Members are always free. For information or to join the membership program, call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit

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