No Outside Firm For New ALPLM Director Search

Nov 23, 2015


Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration will find a new director for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum instead of hiring an outside search firm. 

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports ( ) administration officials plan to do the job in-house by consulting experts and communicate with candidates.  

Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says a new director will be hired as soon as a ``qualified and appropriate candidate'' is identified.  

Director Eileen Mackevich resigned last month, a move following disagreements with the head of the agency which oversees the museum. Mackevich wanted the institution to be independent. She's said she resigned because Rauner had a different vision for museum management. 

Rauner named museum Chief of Staff Nadine O'Leary to serve as acting director.

This month, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency dismissed director Amy Martin with Rauner appointees on the board voting to replace her.