Interim President & CEO
American Association for State and Local History
Bob Beatty is Interim President and CEO for the American Association for State & Local History, the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history. Prior to his appointment, Bob was Vice President for Programs where he led AASLH’s professional development program including workshops, an annual meeting, affinity groups and other initiatives, and publications as editor of History News and a member of the AASLH Editorial Advisory Board. From 1999-2007 he directed the Education Department at the Orange County (FL) Regional History Center. He is author of Florida’s Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes and co-editor of Zen and the Art of Local History.