CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The president and CEO of the International African American Museum has announced his resignation from the organization.
In an email to Count on 2, the IAAM said as they look towards its groundbreaking later this year, Michael Boulware Moore, president and CEO, has announced his resignation.
“The IAAM team bids Michael farewell with the deepest gratitude and utmost appreciation,” the email said.
Dr. Bernard Powers, who serves on the IAAM board of directors, will serve as interim CEO, and Dr. Elijah Heyward, III, IAAM chief operating officer, will take over day-to-day management responsibilities.
“It feels like it’s the right time to sort of, you know, pass this along—pass the baton so to speak onto the next person,” he said of his announcement on Tuesday.
Moore’s final day with the museum will be Augusts 2nd.
Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said Moore always said he would return to the private sector.