After less than a year on the job, the executive director for the financially struggling Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum is stepping down. Dick Trammell announced his decision last Friday, but says he plans to stay on the job until the end of this year. The 64-year-old says the Patriot’s Point Development Authority Board will increase its team from six to nine members later this year after a recent change in law. Trammell says with the increase in members, the board should be able to choose a new director.
Only three of the original members will remain on the board. The incoming governor gets three appointments and the Senate president pro tem, speaker of the House, and the state adjutant general choose the other three spots. Trammell did offer to return to his previous position of tourism and business development if a new director is chosen by December 31.