Sharon A. Brawner
President and CEO
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Sharon Brawner is the President & CEO of the National Corvette Museum. Brawner is responsible for the overall leadership of the National Corvette Museum and serves on the boards of the NCM Motorsports Park and the NCM Insurance Agency. Brawner joined the National Corvette Museum in 2021 after an extensive career in museum leadership and hospitality. Brawner spent just shy of two decades at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, supporting the museum’s mission of preserving and interpreting the history of country music. Brawner initially joined the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001 as director of new business development. During her tenure at the museum, Brawner made a significant impact on many fronts, including her day-to-day oversight of the museum’s traditional revenue-producing areas including admission ticket sales, special event sales, restaurant and catering sales, product licensing, corporate sponsorships, and the Museum’s retail store sales. Also operated by the museum, Brawner oversaw the management of Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print. Additionally, Brawner led the Museum’s traditional advertising, promotions and other marketing communications including the museum’s website, social media outreach, and publicity efforts. Prior to joining the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum staff, Brawner was vice president of sales, marketing and communications for the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team and, before that, served as the vice president of administration for the Nashville Kats Arena Football team. Early on in her career, Brawner served 10 years in the hotel and hospitality fields within the areas of sales, marketing and corporate partnerships with the likes of Opryland Hotel, Loews Anatole Hotel, Galt House Hotel and others. Brawner is a graduate of the 2019 class of Leadership Nashville and served for 11 years as a board member of the Tennessee Tourism Committee. Brawner attended Western Kentucky University.
Brian Baker
Director of Collections and Education
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Brian Baker is the Director of Collections and Education for the National Corvette Museum as Director of Collections and Education. Baker joined the National Corvette Museum team in 2022 from the Automotive Hall of Fame where he served as Vice President of Education and Principal Historian. Baker’s automotive career spans decades as a General Motors Senior Creative Design Manager and as Vice President of Design and Marketing at American Specialty Cars. With a passion for education, Baker has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Automotive History College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan for over two decades. In addition to his work in corporate automotive design and education, Baker founded AUTOARCHEOLOGY, LLC, an international Design Consulting Firm, in 2009. Through this company’s work, Baker has represented four major automakers as an expert witness in design patent issues. In recent years, Baker has served as an assistant producer and on-camera expert for the Discovery Channel and has worked as an automotive historian and analyst for ESPN. He also regularly serves as a writer, editor, and book developer, and he has worked on projects all over the globe including Europe, India, Japan, and South Korea. Baker holds a degree in Transportation Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Bryce Burklow
Director of Events and Building Services
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Bryce Burklow is the Director of Events and Building Services of the National Corvette Museum. In this role, Bryce provides daily oversight to the facilities maintenance, building services, and events departments. Burklow provides oversight for our onsite Corvette events, Museum in Motions program, and private rental business. Burklow’s responsibilities cover maintenance and upkeep of the entire National Corvette Museum campus including work orders, special projects, general maintenance, janitorial, housekeeping, groundskeeping, and building readiness services. Burklow’s initial tenure at the National Corvette Museum was 2006-2010 as part of the admissions staff. He departed briefly to pursue his education and returned to the NCM in 2013 to work in our events department. Burklow has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and holds an MBA from Webster University.
Joshuah Caskey
Director of Finance
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Joshuah Caskey serves as National Corvette Museum’s Director of Finance. As director of finance, Caskey directs the overall financial plans, accounting practices, and financial policies of the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park, and NCM Insurance Agency. Caskey oversees accounting, budgeting, cash management, tax, and audit activities as well as risk management, financial and accounting system controls, and financial reporting. Caskey has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Western Kentucky University. Caskey maintains his CPA, CMA, and CGMA credentials.
Stephanie Morrill
Director of Sales & Guest Operations
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Stephanie Morrill serves as Director of Sales and Guest Operations for the National Corvette Museum. Morrill is responsible for leading both earned and contributed revenue teams for the museum. With more than 25 years of experience working with the National Corvette Museum, Morrill began membership program efforts and has helped develop and grow several important revenue-driven initiatives. Prior to her joining the National Corvette Museum, Morrill managed membership recruitment for a national Corvette organization and was involved with all aspects of the family dirt oval track businesses. Morrill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Education with an emphasis in administration from Western Kentucky University and is an active member of the American Alliance of Museums, Kentucky Tourism Industry Association, American Society of Association Executives, and is a Certified Tourism Ambassador.
Mandi Thomas Mandi Thomas
Director of Human Resources and Business Operations
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Mandi Thomas serves as Director of Human Resources & Business Operations for the National Corvette Museum. Thomas is responsible for leading the human resources, safety and security, and IT departments for the overarching organization which provides shared services to National Corvette Museum, the NCM Motorsports Park, and the National Corvette Museum Insurance Agency. Thomas maintains HR across the organization, informing all decisions and policies regarding company structure, compensation and benefits, talent management, and regulatory compliance. Before joining the National Corvette Museum, Thomas served for over a decade as the Human Resources Manager for Connected Nation, a national non-profit technology organization with multiple subsidiaries throughout the U.S. in both the non-profit and for-profit sector. Additionally, Thomas has served in finance and human resources roles at Camping World Holdings, Inc. Thomas holds both a Bachelor’s degree and MBA in Human Resources Management from Western Kentucky University and an HR certification through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).