Jody Blankenship has been tapped as the new executive director at The Connecticut Historical Society, it was announced Thursday. Blankenship succeeds Kate Steinway who retired in November, 2012.
“Jody clearly distinguished himself among a number of outstanding candidates from across the nation,” said CHS board chair Paul Beach. “His vision, passionate commitment to the life-enriching power of historical understanding, and already-demonstrated record of leadership, collaboration and management savvy give the Board great confidence that he will lead CHS to engage new communities and new audiences through 21st-Century tools.”
Blankenship was previously education director at the Kentucky Historical Society where he initiated technological advancements including the launch of “Explore Kentucky History,” the institution’s first mobile application.
He begins in Hartford on Sept. 23.