CFD Old West Museum Hires New Executive Director

The CFD Old West Museum is thrilled to announce the appointment of Josie Molloy as its new Executive Director, effective March 11, 2024.

Josie brings a wealth of experience and expertise that is crucial to the museum’s leadership. She is a community leader with experience in nonprofit management and a convenor of community partners. She has a proven record of accomplishment in increasing membership within organizations for whom she has worked.

“We are delighted to welcome Josie Molloy to the CFD Old West Museum family,” said Scott Meier, Board President. “Given Josie’s history of strong community involvement, leadership skills, and fundraising experience, we believe Josie to be the perfect person to lead our museum into the future.”

Josie expressed her excitement about joining the museum stating, “I am looking forward to this new opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of the CFD Old West Museum. I come from a ranching background, so the western way of life is something I am very passionate about. It will be my honor to help preserve and share the vibrant history of the old west. I am eager to work with the talented staff and board to continue building the successful organization and expand its reach to new audiences.”

Josie grew up on a cattle ranch in Southeastern Oregon. At a young age, she undertook leadership positions to promote the western heritage including serving as the Harney County Rodeo Queen and Oregon Beef Ambassador. Josie has a solid history in Wyoming, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Journalism from the University of Wyoming. Her career experience includes 14 years in the chamber of commerce industry starting out at the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance in Laramie WY. For the past six years, she has served as the President & CEO for the Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce in Grants Pass, OR. Through her chamber of commerce experience, she has a vast knowledge of managing non-profits, fundraising, and creating relationships with community partners and donors.  Josie is a very active community member serving on various boards in the past including the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce, Laramie Soup Kitchen, Oregon State Financial Advisory Committee, and Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development as well as community service groups including Rotary. The Molloy family is excited to be back in Josie’s husband’s hometown and raising their two children in Cheyenne close to family.

The Museum invites the community to join us alongside the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours Welcome Reception in Josie’s honor in conjunction with our Western Spirit Art Show Patron Night on April 11 from 5-7pm.

The CFD Old West Museum’s mission is to cultivate a rich educational space for the diverse international community served by, and rooted in, the American western legacy of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

The CFD Old West Museum depends on individual and corporate funding for all programs and services, and for maintenance of permanent collections. The organization is looking forward to future success and community engagement with Josie leading the organization.