Who's Who of Top Executives

Josh Hoaby

Title: Executive Director
Company: Minnesota Transportation Museum
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Josh Hoaby, executive director at Minnesota Transportation Museum, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in non-profit administration.

With 14 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Hoaby has excelled as executive director of the Minnesota Transportation Museum since 2023. In his role, he is responsible for managing the organization’s operations and staff, which consists of himself, another full-time employee, a limited number of part-time employees, and a group of 200 to 250 active volunteers. He creates and manages budgets and oversees the tasks and obligations of a chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and chief operating officer.

Mr. Hoaby began his career at Calvary Lutheran Church as a youth worship leader from 2010 to 2011. He established himself as a worship pastor at Westwood Community Church from 2011 to 2015. As the director of worship experience and the modern worship leader, he contributed to Calvary from 2015 to 2023. He garnered a stellar reputation at the same as the executive director of creative arts in 2023. Throughout the tenure of his distinguished career, he has assisted organizations in aligning their vision and objectives by clarifying the reason behind their existence and guiding them toward success.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Hoaby pursued an education at Liberty University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in religion. He attributes his success to the guidance of his exceptional mentors, who invested in him and helped him become an outstanding leader. He builds strong relationships with the people on his team, gets to know them personally, supports them when needed, and celebrates their personal achievements. He believes that what sets him apart as a leader is his ability to make everyone feel valued as individuals capable of making vital contributions. Additionally, his family serves as a significant inspiration and source of support.

In the immediate future, Mr. Hoaby aims to increase attendance and revenue by 30% and increase volunteering by 15%. The goal is to boost museum and train ride attendance and revenue in order to make it an attractive tourist destination for visitors to Minneapolis. He intends to stay with the organization for a lengthy period of time while continuing to learn and grow as a fundraiser, grant writer, and lobbyist. Additionally, he would like to become an executive at Make-A-Wish.

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