Mosler and Fisher Named Co-Heads of Intrepid Museum
Daniel Geiger May 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
Bruce Mosler and Kenneth Fisher, two top real estate executives, have been named co-chairmen of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The organization manages the Intrepid aircraft carrier, which gained recent attention with the landing of the Enterprise space shuttle in the city last week on the back of a Boeing 747. The shuttle will join other aircraft on the carrier’s deck at Pier 86. The World War II vintage boat is host to a collection of eye-catching planes including an SR-71 Blackbird whose sleek twin jet engines protrude prominently from the bow of the ship.
Both Mr. Mosler and Mr. Fisher have been board members for the Intrepid Museum since 1999. Most recently Mr. Mosler, who is a top broker at Cushman & Wakefield, was a vice-chairman for the organization.
Mr. Fisher is an executive in his family’s real estate investment and management company Fisher Brothers and was a trustee for the museum before being named co-chairman with Mr. Mosler. Mr. Fisher’s brothers Steven and Winston also serve as trustees on the board.
“We have some exciting times ahead of us and much work to accomplish,” Mr. Fisher said. “I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and the dedicated Intrepid staff to continue to fulfill its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.”
The Intrepid features a leadership committee heavily stacked with real estate executives. Howard Lutnick, whose company BGC Partners controls the brokerage firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Steven Roth, the chairman of Vornado, both currently serve as vice chairmen. David Levinson, a real estate investor and operator, is also a trustee.
The Intrepid has appeared well managed in recent years. The museum, which is housed inside the ship, on its deck and in ancillary structures on the pier where it is located, underwent a big renovation beginning in 2006. Winning the right to play host to the Enterprise was also a win as the shuttle is expected to draw additional visitors to the carrier.
“I’ve always been so proud of the museum’s accomplishments,” Mr. Mosler said in a statement. “Now, having watched the Enterprise land in New York City recently, we are even more energized and looking forward to being part of its arrival and opening at the museum this summer.”