FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
Thursday, April 21, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler
Director of Development
(585) 279-7490, ext. 12
Susan B. Anthony House names
Interim Executive Director
Rochester, NY— Rita L. Gow, CPA, Director of Finance and Operations at the Susan B. Anthony House since 1998, has been appointed its Interim Executive Director by the board of trustees. Gow will lead the House and its staff of nine while the trustees conduct a nationwide search for a new permanent Executive Director.
Gow, a resident of Mendon, holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Buffalo and has been a certified public accountant since 1976. She has extensive experience in management-information systems, professional-staff training, budget development and management, financial reporting, and facilities management. Her responsibilities as Director of Finance and Operations included managing the National Historic Landmark house and Visitors’ Center and overseeing the Museum Store.
The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all. We keep her vision alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, outreach and interpretive program, and the Internet.
The Susan B. Anthony House, a National Historic Landmark Museum, is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.