LOUISVILLE, KY—21c Museum Hotels has tapped Craig Greenberg to succeed Steve Wilson as CEO. Greenberg, who has served as president of 21c Museum Hotels since 2012, will now hold both roles.
Wilson, who founded the company with his wife Laura Lee Brown in 2006, will continue to serve as chairman of the board, responsible for guiding the vision and development of the brand and growing the contemporary art collection.
“Laura Lee and I had a vision for a redevelopment effort that could also provide greater access to contemporary art in our hometown. Since those early days, the company has experienced rapid growth, always maintaining contemporary art and genuine hospitality at its core,” said Wilson. “Craig has played a vital role in 21c’s development since the beginning, and we know the company is poised for continued success under his leadership.”
As president and CEO, Greenberg will oversee all aspects of the company’s portfolio of museum hotels and restaurants and is responsible for guiding the company’s overall direction and strategic objectives.
Greenberg leads the organization together with partners Chett Abramson, COO; Sarah Robbins, chief hospitality officer; Phillip Allen, chief development officer; Alice Gray Stites, chief curator and museum director; Molly Swyers, chief brand officer.
During Greenberg’s tenure as president of 21c Museum Hotels, the company has expanded from its flagship in Louisville to include properties in six additional markets, hired more than 1,000 teammates, overseen real estate developments in excess of $380 million, and organized more than 100 exhibitions in over 75,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, according to the company. Prior to 21c, Greenberg was an attorney with Frost Brown Todd.