NHA News Release: November 15, 2016


NHA Gosnell Executive Director Dr. William Tramposch to Retire

NANTUCKET, MA – Janet Sherlund, President of the Board of Trustees of the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), announces that Dr. William Tramposch will retire from his position as Gosnell Executive Director in the spring of 2017. Bill and his wife Peggy will be moving to California to be closer to their extended family. 

“The NHA, and our island community, have been extremely fortunate to have Bill’s leadership for almost 11 years,” says Janet Sherlund. “Bill’s leadership has transformed the NHA. During his tenure we have increased our endowment by 280%; restored numerous iconic sites like the Old Gaol and Greater Light; provided much-needed staff housing; and offered a variety of new programs ranging from free public talks to a wildly popular fourth grade sleepover series. In addition, we have introduced myriad diversity offerings and greatly expanded our oral history reach. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Bill, and we will miss Peggy and him very much.”

A national search for his successor will begin shortly.

Tramposch adds, “Holding this position of Gosnell Executive Director of the NHA is the highlight of my career. Friends and colleagues know that Peggy and I have been casting our sights west for a number of years. Yet, there has always been this one pleasant obstacle: the fact that I have an ideal job. Our Board, our staff, and our extensive galaxy of supporters and friends add a vibrancy to our association that is inspiring and will ensure the NHA’s ever-increasing success over the years ahead.  While there will be many months before our move, it is important that the Executive Committee and Board know our family intentions so a national search can be launched soon. I have particularly enjoyed working closely with Janet Sherlund, President of the Board, during this very exciting decade.”