Monday, February 13, 2017

Marshals Museum CEO to Speak at Library

Patrick Weeks, president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum project in Fort Smith, will speak on storytelling in the museum setting at the book luncheon Wednesday at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw.

The luncheon is free and open to the public.

Weeks joined the U.S. Marshals Museum as President and CEO on July 1.

He has a record of experience in the creation and operations of experiences, environments and related programming for museums, science centers and themed attractions.

Weeks was a member of the the creation team of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Weeks came to the U.S. Marshals Museum from Strategic Experience Solutions (SES), a company owned and operated by Weeks, which worked in consultation for growth and development of operations, annual budgets, and guest experiences. SES also did project planning and implementation, guest experience, vendor identification and negotiation, as well as project oversight. 

Prior to starting SES, Weeks worked with ROTO, a full-service design and production firm specializing in first-hand experiences for museums and entertainment venues, where he led the implementation of entertainment sector business strategies, increasing capacity and capabilities of core offerings and expanded opportunities for client base diversification. At ROTO, he oversaw the development and creation of an $8 million, 20,000-square-foot gallery re-invention project for a large science museum in the central United States from concept/schematic design through design development and production.

Prior to ROTO, Weeks worked with the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, Ariz. He lead a $24.6 million dollar capital improvement project, which completely renovated the experience of guests through new themed environments, hands-on interactive exhibits and a 6,000-square-foot lobby expansion. He led the Guest Experience Division of Arizona Science Center, including exhibit development and maintenance, educational content development and renewal, guest engagement, outreach programs, camps, home school, adult and family programming, teacher training, education services, IMAX and Planetarium. Weeks also led the application of strategic initiatives to upgrade the technology infrastructure, increased efficiencies in building maintenance and enhanced safety for employees and guests.

Weeks lives in Fort Smith with his wife, Barbara, and their two children.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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