Aileen Chumard Fuchs, President & CEO, joined Snug Harbor in 2017. Under her leadership, Snug Harbor has experienced a dramatic increase in visitorship and revenue. Snug Harbor has just completed a comprehensive master planning process and has, for the last two years, hosted the NYC Winter Lantern Festival—which boasts the highest attendance of any cultural event in the borough’s history.
In her former role as Executive Director of Programs & Exhibits at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fuchs launched the Yard’s Museum and Visitor Center and oversaw tours, education and cultural programming. She played a leadership role on multiple capital projects where she worked collaboratively with architects, designers and planners on site interpretation and creative place-making. In her work with the American History Workshop, she contributed content and interpretive planning for exhibits across the country including The President’s House in Philadelphia and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Her impactful leadership has been recognized through awards from multiple organizations, including the Iron Hills Civic Association, Lifestyles for the Disabled, Spotlight Theatre Company and City Access New York.
Fuchs holds an MA in public history from New York University. She serves on the Executive Women’s Council of the Staten Island Development Corporation and on the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association.