With the departure of John Langellier as executive director of Sharlot Hall Museum, the Board of Trustees approved Fred W. Veil as interim director of this 85- year old institution.
According to Dr. Langellier, “Veil is the ideal candidate to assure continuity and oversee the ongoing efforts to improve and expand the Museum.” Veil’s long active participation in a number of capacities with the Prescott Corral of the Westerns, and as a member of the board of trustees of the Sharlot Hall Museum assure a smooth transition period while national recruiting takes place for the permanent head of the campus.
Veil, a semi-retired senior executive with more than forty years of management and professional experience in the legal, human resources and environmental fields within three major global corporations, brings diverse skills such as leadership and team building, organizational and strategic planning, cost control, staff development, training, communications, negotiations and advocacy. His specific expertise also includes general law and litigation management; labor and employment law; labor and employee relations; and Human resources management.
Veil is graduate of Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, PA) with a major in History and his from the Duquesne University School of Law (Pittsburgh, PA). He has served as a mediator and arbitrator for the Superior Court of Yavapai County since 2005. Fred is a long-time member of the Council on Labor Relations Equality (New York, NY), a management group that monitors the activities of the Nation Labor Relations Board and court decisions relating to the National Labor Relations Act.
Veil is the author of numerous articles relating to Arizona’s territorial history, including two that garnered the Don Bufkin Award at the Arizona History Conventions in 2008 and 2009. In 2012, Fred published his first book: Bucky: A story of baseball in the Dead Ball Era.