EdVenture Children’s Museum names Interim President and CEO

January 8, 2022

EdVenture’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Willie Calloway has been named as the Interim President and CEO. Mr. Calloway has been serving on the EdVenture Board since his retirement after 18 years of service as the Executive Director of the SC State Museum. He will continue to ensure that the mission and the museum’s strategic plan are successfully implemented by supporting the delivery of programs, events, and services that the community has come to expect. Since 2003, EdVenture has enjoyed inspiring the joy of learning, promoting early learning STEAM education and health, nutrition, and wellness.

Over the past three years, the museum has advanced under the seasoned leadership of Lisa Hailey who expertly led the organization during the challenges of a global pandemic. “EdVenture’s Board of Trustees wishes to express its sincerest thanks to Lisa for her commitment to the museum and its satellite locations,” said Dr. Dwayne Porter, chair of the museum’s board. “We are grateful for her leadership and wish her the best in her next endeavor, that includes serving in an advisory capacity during the transition.”

“EdVenture is fortunate to have Willie take the helm as we begin a new chapter in our museum’s 18-year history. He brings a legacy of accomplishment and relationships that will serve us well,” said Dr. Jamelle Ellis, who chairs the Board’s Governance Committee “We will be conducting a nationwide executive search to hire a permanent President and CEO whose visionary leadership will lead the work of the museum’s exemplary team members.”

eSOURCES HR, located in Columbia, South Carolina will be leading the national search for the next President and CEO. For inquiries and additional information, please contact eSOURCES HR at (803)376-1401.


About EdVenture

EdVenture is a 501c3 registered non-profit educational institution dedicated to creating new generations of lifelong learners through museum experiences, educational programming, and camps. Helping shape a new generation of people who love to learn is at the core of all we do. In fact, our mission is to inspire children, youth, and the adults who care about them to experience the joy of learning as individuals, as families, and as a community.