, Gruber's successor, noted that everyone looks forward to continuing contributions from John.
The Center's board of directors has elected Bon French as Chairman of the Board and Scott Lothes as President and Executive Director.
(left) and French are shown addressing the crowd at Conversations about Photography 2012, the Center's annual conference.
The board named Scott Lothes
as president and executive director, the latter a position he
has held since August 2011.
Lothes joined the Center's staff on a part-time basis in 2008 and has steadily taken on more responsibilities.
He is an award-winning photographer and widely published author, with more than 300 photographs in print and 40 bylined articles to his credit, including many in Trains and other railroad magazines.
At the Center he
has also proved his
remarkable skills as an executive.
said, "The Center is on a great path thanks to John Gruber's vision and dedication, the loyalty of our members, and the board's strength and support.
Center executive director Scott Lothes offers an overview of preserving railroad photographs, including steps you can take to prepare your own photography collection for archiving and preservation.
Executive director Scott Lothes, hired full-time in August 2011, will take over editorial duties of Railroad Heritage and continue to manage the organization's day-to-day activities.