The Hyde Collection appointed Norman E. Dascher Jr. as the Museum’s chief executive officer earlier this week.
He’ll succeed Anne Saile, who has served as the director since 2017. Dascher is a resident of Diamond Point on Lake George and is a longtime regional nonprofit executive.
"Norm brings to The Hyde long and successful experience in raising money and expanding modern nonprofit institutions to serve the growing needs of communities," said David Howson, chair of the Museum's board of trustees. "His commitment to preserving the Hyde legacy, building new audiences, and ensuring the best and most modern visitor experience will build on The Hyde's momentum and its many strengths."
Dascher served as the president of Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy and as vice president of St. Peter’s Health Partners. Over the years, he’s garnered many awards, including the Regents Award from the American College of Health Care Executives, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce's Time and Service Award, and United Way's Unsung Hero Award
"As the son of an artist, I have [a] great appreciation for the power of art to build community and change lives, so I am very excited to be at The Hyde Collection," Dascher said in a statement. "I look forward to building on the legacy of the Pruyn and Hyde families and working closely with our regional community to continue the amazing energy the Museum has created over the past few years."