GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A museum in central Nebraska has announced its new executive director. 

According to a news release, the Grand Island Children’s Museum hired Alison Larson for its top position.

Larson was the Senior Vice President, Marketing Director, and Investments Operations Manager at Equitable Bank.

She has held leadership positions on various nonprofit boards, including Heartland United Way, Howard County Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

From 2021 to 2023, she served as board secretary for the GICM. She resigned to pursue the executive director position. 

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to help drive this project forward. After 25 years in the banking and financial industry in Grand Island, I understand the importance of local support,” Larson said in a statement. “I’m greatly looking forward to partnering with donors and businesses to make this STEAM-based museum a reality for our community.”

Larson will be in charge of leading the nonprofit's capital campaign, its building development project and daily operations. 

The nonprofit also announced that it will partner with the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation to get administrative support during the capital campaign. 

The GGICF office will serve as the GICM temporary home for business operations.