Saturday, June 01, 2013


The Missouri History Museum announces Bob Cox, former senior vice president of Emerson, as interim president.

“Bob comes to us with vast experience in management and administration," said Romondous Stover, chairman of the Missouri History Museum Subdistrict Commission. "In addition to his professional experience, Bob is also deeply involved in a number of local and national charitable organizations."

Now retired, Bob Cox spent 36 years working for Emerson. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president of administration from 2005 to 2011. In this position, he had various executive and administrative responsibilities including community affairs and charitable giving.

Mr. Cox is a respected and well-known member of the St. Louis business and philanthropic communities. He is director and board chair of KidSmart, and director of Beyond Housing. He is also a board member of the Greater St. Louis United Way, and St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Cox has been a director of Reliance Bank since 2006.

In his role as interim president, Mr. Cox will function as the chief executive officer, overseeing the Museum’s leadership team. He will work to strengthen the governance and administration of the Museum, including refining internal operating policies, improving human resources practices, and assuring communication and compliance with the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District.

“Bob's 36 years of experience with Emerson, most recently as a senior VP in administration, will help provide great stability to the Museum during our search for a new President,” said John R. Roberts, chairman of the Missouri Historical Society Board of Trustees. “I look forward to working closely with him as he begins his new responsibilities.”

Missouri History Museum website

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