Bob Bury joined the Detroit Historical Society as executive director and chief executive officer in April 2002. Reporting to the president of the Society's board of trustees, Bury is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Collections Resource Center on the grounds of Historic Fort Wayne, as well as development, membership, marketing, public relations, special event and volunteer activities. Established in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society's mission is to educate and inspire our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region's shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences.
Prior to coming to the Society, Bury was the senior vice-president and chief operating officer at the Detroit Science Center. At the Science Center, Bury worked closely with the board of trustees, government, business and community leaders to raise nearly $30 million to expand and renovate the facility.
Bury joined the Science Center after nearly 22 years in marketing, sales, public relations and external affairs at SBC Ameritech (now AT & T). He is active in the community and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe, and serves on the board of the Dominican Literacy Center, the University Cultural Center Association, and the Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education. He holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and management from Oakland University and a masters in Information Technology Management from Michigan State University. Bury resides in Grosse Pointe Park with his wife Mary Ann and daughter Meredith.
Robert A. Bury
Executive Director & CEO
Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 4802