RINGLING MUSEUM NAMES GRADY ENLOW DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Sarasota, FL — June 6, 2011 — Steven High, Executive Director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, announced today the appointment of Grady Enlow as Deputy Director. Enlow will lead the day-to-day administration, finance, and strategic planning for all service areas of The Ringling Museum, a division of Florida State University and the State Art Museum of Florida. Enlow starts on July 5, 2011 and reports to High.
“Grady Enlow is a versatile and proven leader with a history of achieving organizational growth both in the hospitality and higher education fields,” said High. “He has the perfect blend of experience managing operations, university finance and administration, projects, training and development, and event planning among other areas of expertise. His managerial style and business savvy is an invaluable asset that will enable The Ringling Museum to further our mission to engage visitors with our collections, exhibitions, cultural programs and the Ringling Estate, as well as our vision to become recognized internationally as one of North America’s leading cultural institutions.”
Enlow responsibilities will involve recommending financial and budgeting strategies, as well as reviewing and assisting with prioritizing funding and grant proposals, among other duties. He oversees several departments, including Accounting and Budgeting, Human Resources, Volunteer Services, Technology, Safety & Security, Physical Plant, Events & Rentals, Museum Store, Visitor Center, Membership, and Food Service operations.
Enlow joins The Ringling Museum from Florida State University and its University Business Administrators Office in Tallahassee, Florida, where he spent seven years climbing the ranks to his most recent position as Associate Director. While at Florida State University, Enlow prepared and reviewed college and department annual budgets, totaling more than $70 million. He stabilized and improved the financial picture for more than 12 university operating units. He developed, reviewed and implemented fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for multiple university units.
As Director of Development for the School of Music (1998-2001) and Development Officer for the College of Business (1994-98) for the Florida State University & Foundation, he spearheaded fundraising programs. He implemented marketing strategies that resulted in million-dollar donations, including a $4 million gift to the School of Music and $1 million cash gift to the College of Business.
Prior to his development and administrative work for Florida State University, Enlow served in the hospitality industry for a decade, culminating as General Manager of Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee from 1990 to 1992.
Enlow has been a board member and/or officer of the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education (CASE), The Rotary Club of Tallahassee (2003-‘04), Leadership Tallahassee (1996-‘97), the American Cancer Society Unit Board (1999-2000), and the Tallahassee Little Theatre. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Columbia International University in South Carolina.