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Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum Welcomes Two New Staff Members

July 13, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 13, 2023 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum recently named two new additions to its staff. Katherine Palmer joined the museum’s senior staff as senior director of education and community engagement, and Ed Schulte joined the museum as director of facilities. Details below.

Education and Community Engagement
Katherine Palmer recently joined the museum as senior director of education and community engagement. In this role, she oversees the cultural institution’s educational offerings for school, family, community, volunteer and intern populations, encompassing over 1,200 programs that serve more than 120,000 people annually. She manages the Taylor Swift Education Center, which includes three classrooms, interactive galleries and distance learning studios. Palmer also supports the museum’s education council, which is composed of board members and community experts in education, music and equity initiatives, who advise on programming in service to diverse audiences. Prior to joining the museum, she most recently held the position of curator of education at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Palmer holds a doctor of musical arts degree, a master of arts in ethnomusicology and a master of music from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.

Ed Schulte recently joined the museum as director of facilities. In this role, he oversees operating systems for the museum’s more than 350,000-square-foot building, which houses gallery and collection storage spaces, retail and restaurant establishments and event and office facilities. His management oversight includes maintenance and facility improvements for the institution and its systems, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and more. Schulte formerly worked as director of facilities for Nickelodeon Studios Orlando and most recently served as director of facilities at the Nashville Zoo since 2018. He brings over 35 years of facilities management experience to the museum.

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