Today the Aviation Heritage Park (AHP) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Bob Bubnis as Executive Director of Aviation Heritage Park. In this role, Bubnis will lead the development of the recently completed 12,470 square-foot Aviation Heritage Park Museum and further elevate the attraction into a world-class destination for the Bowling Green, Kentucky community and visitors alike.
“With the completion of our Museum, we needed someone with vision, creativity, and the ability to lead us into the next exciting phase in AHP history,” said Joe Tucker, AHP Board President. “We are thrilled that Bob Bubnis will become our first-ever Executive Director, as he shares our desire to create a new and engaging museum experience that honors our rich aviation history and provides yet another reason to visit Bowling Green, Kentucky.”
Bubnis joins AHP after a 15-year career at the National Corvette Museum, rising to become Curator of Collections and Exhibits Manager. His most recent project was the “Driven by Design” exhibit, in conjunction with Tom Peters, retired GM Director of Exterior Design for the 8th Generation Stingray Corvette. This inspiring and immersive exhibit features projections, interactivity, artifacts, and tactile components, showcasing the process and people behind the design of America’s sports car.
“At my core, I am a storyteller,” said Bubnis. “I love to use whatever means I have… the written word, live presentation, video production, interactive media, or artifacts in an exhibit… to connect with people in a way that engages, educates, and inspires them. I look forward to working with our Board and those who support our mission as volunteers and donors to tell the stories of our Veterans and South Central Kentucky Aviators in a way that is influential and meaningful for our community and beyond.”
Prior to joining the National Corvette Museum in 2008, Bubnis served at the director level of a major publishing house in Nashville, overseeing book design and production.
Bubnis will officially begin his full-time responsibilities as Executive Director on September 5, 2023.