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Chris Liedel hired as Olympic Museum CEO 

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Christopher Liedel, former president of Smithsonian Institution's revenue-producing arm, has been hired as CEO of the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. Liedel, who starts on May 15, also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of National Geographic.

Museum board chair Dave Ogrean called Liedel "the perfect combination of experienced leader, entrepreneur and strategic thinker."

Liedel labeled the museum, under construction downtown with a late 2019 opening, "a special place showcasing the historical scholarship and national pride surrounding the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

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