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The Explorers Club Hires Paul Schuchert as New Executive Director

The Explorers Club today announced the hiring of Paul Schuchert as executive director. Schuchert, 42, is the former director of campus operations at St. John’s University. He replaces Matt Williams who is relocating to Charleston, S.C. in November.

Prior to his position at St. John’s, Schuchert was executive vice president and CFO of Seedco and Seedco Financial Services in New York. That followed facilities operations positions at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History in New York. He holds an M.B.A. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, and
a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California at Berkeley.  Schuchert resides in Manhattan with his wife and two small children.

As executive director, Schuchert will be responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the Club as well as coordinate the activities of various committees focused on awarding flags to expeditions, bestowing awards to Club honorees, sponsorship development, youth programs, and renovation of the organizations historic 100-year-old headquarters building at 46 East 70th Street on New York’s Upper East Side. He will also be responsible for managing the Club’s two major fundraising events – the Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner in October, and the Explorers Club Annual Dinner in March.

Explorers Club president Alan Nichols calls Schuchert, “a seasoned administrator who brings to the Club strong facilities management and financial experience, combined with his passion as a trained archaeologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the late 1990s.”

Nichols continues, “As technology and advanced communications is opening up more of the world’s mysteries, Paul will assist our 3,000 members in 25 chapters to continue their quest for better understanding of the unknown.”

Published by : Matt Williams

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