Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces New Museum Board Chair and Members
Gregg Lowe appointed as board chair and Chad Barnhill and Anthony Sharett join the Museum’s board of directors
The board of directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio announced that Wolfspeed, Inc. President and CEO Gregg Lowe was elected board chairman. Lowe was selected to succeed Paul Clark, former PNC Bank regional President and community leader, who served as board chairman since 2019. Clark will continue to serve as a Museum trustee.
“With decades of leadership and innovation Gregg Lowe is the perfect chairman to lead us into our next exciting chapter of expanding our impact and reach,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “We are grateful to Paul Clark and we are a much stronger organization today because of his visionary leadership during these extraordinary times.”
“It is a privilege to support the Museum’s mission to engage, teach, and inspire through the power of rock & roll,” said Gregg Lowe, President & CEO, Wolfspeed, Inc. “The Museum has an exciting future, including a 50,000 square foot renovation and expansion that will create a Museum campus for exhibitions, archives, interactive classrooms, and events. I look forward to working with the staff, my fellow board members, and the entire community as we leverage the power of music to do good.”
Lowe is the fifteenth Museum board chair for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has served on the board since 2010, including as co-chair of the Museum’s education committee. A Cleveland native, Lowe was formerly CEO and President at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and Ltd. and NXP USA, Inc. Lowe has more than a decade of executive leadership experience at Texas Instruments and holds Silicon Labs' board position.
In addition to the board’s leadership changes, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum named Chad Barnhill (JACK Entertainment) and Anthony Sharett (Meta Financial Group & MetaBank) to the board of directors. They join an active group of trustees made up of business, industry, and community leaders nationwide.
The board supports the nonprofit educational organization’s mission to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. Focus areas for the board in 2022 include the Museum’s lakefront expansion project, the continued growth of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s free online education platform Rock Hall EDU (which now reaches more than one million students worldwide), the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 5th in Los Angeles, and featured exhibits, including “The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be,” an immersive experience based on the celebrated docuseries.
President & CEO, Wolfspeed, Inc.
A Cleveland native, Lowe has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at Wolfspeed, Inc. since 2017. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and Ltd. and NXP USA, Inc. Lowe has more than a decade of executive leadership experience at Freescale Semiconductor and Texas Instruments and holds Silicon Labs board position. Lowe serves as a Trustee of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. For Lowe’s full bio, click here.
Chief Operating Officer, JACK Entertainment
Chad Barnhill is Chief Operating Officer for JACK Entertainment. He has been using his creative vision, strategic planning and 20+ years of hospitality, hotel, and casino experience to enhance operational performance throughout his career. He provides leadership and direction to both JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino. Barnhill is committed to serving and giving back to the greater Cleveland community, leading JACK in supporting more than 50 local organizations, including food donations to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and their partner food pantries, volunteer days with Habitat for Humanity, and on property fundraisers and supply drives benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Cleveland Hope Lodge and the Providence House. For Barnhill’s full bio, click here.
President Meta Financial Group & MetaBank
Anthony Sharett brings nearly 20 years of strategic knowledge of finance, business development, risk, legal, compliance, regulatory, governance, P&L and operations to board and C-suite roles, leveraging his industry knowledge in banking, finance, insurance, fintech, insurtech and regulated industries for proven governance, operational and transformational efficiencies, and execution. Anthony is a proven leader on board and senior management advising and leading P&Ls, compliance, risk, legal, and public policy functions as well as managing large divisional teams for a Fortune 80 company. For Sharrett’s full bio, click here.
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