NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
- Led day-to-day operations of world’s most respected sports history museum.
- Responsible for 100 full-time employees (150 in summer) and $16 million budget.
- Reported to chairman of 17-member Board.
- Principal spokesman and fundraiser.
- Link to all 63 living Hall of Famers and their families.
- Worked closely with Commissioner Bud Selig and MLB’s senior team.
- Worked closely with Board and staff to initiate and implement 5-year study and process for considering and electing Negro Leaguers; culminated with election of 17 Negro Leaguers in 2006, nearly doubling number in Hall of Fame.
- Helped plan and oversee Hall’s first-ever national traveling exhibition, Baseball As America, which was experienced by more than 2 million Americans in 15 respected museums throughout the U.S.
- Led effort to simplify mission statement to six words: "Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations."
- Helped create fundraising arm which generated substantial financial support for operations.
- Focused on strengthening membership, which grew from 4,000 to 32,000.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Senior Vice President, Mission Programs
- The senior executive responsible for Society’s committee which funded explorations for well-known scientists such as Sir Edmund Hillary, Richard Leakey, Jane Goodall, and Bob Ballard.
- Helped launch 50-state geography education program and accompanying Education Foundation, as well as the National Geography Bee, hosted by Alex Trebek.
- Also responsible for exhibits; public lecture programs; and fundraising.
- Served as aide-de-camp to Chairman Gilbert M. Grosvenor and reported to him.
- Led staff of 100 and budget of $13 million.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Assistant Press Secretary
- Spokesman for President Ronald Reagan.
- Reported to Press Secretary Larry Speakes.
- Responsible for staff which prepared and released every official document to the media, including official speech and briefing transcripts, Presidential appointments, and the public schedule of the President.
- Traveled extensively with the President, and was among staff who accompanied him to his historic first meetings with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, in 1985 in Switzerland, and in Iceland in 1986.
In his 22 years of service in The White House, National Geographic, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Dale Petroskey…
- Served as a president for nearly 9 years, and understands the demands of leadership.
- Led strategic planning efforts that resulted in clear mission statements and goals.
- Motivated staffs to improve revenues, as well as efficiencies in operations.
- Constantly crafted effective messages which were simple and easy-to-understand.
- Served as a spokesperson, and understands the media and its influence.
- Developed and executed strategic media campaigns.
- Managed internal communications, and appreciates its vital importance.
- Worked closely with Boards to help bring about historic change.
- Served as the speechwriter to the Chairman of National Geographic.
- Delivered more than 500 speeches, including two at the National Press Club.
- Helped build start-up fundraising operations.
- Led membership campaigns which dramatically increased financial support.
- Built support within many key communities to help achieve strategic goals.