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NCM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WENDELL STRODE NAMED TO 2020 CORVETTE HALL OF FAME
During the Corvette Hall of Fame banquet held on August 30, 2019, as part of the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary celebration, NCM Board Chairman, Lon Helton, spoke to the 1,050 guests in attendance about reaching this milestone year. He shared his optimism for the future and expressed his gratitude for retiring Executive Director Wendell Strode. “Wendell, your 23 years of service to the NCM could never be understated. A few years after it opened, the NCM fell on some pretty tough times, to the point where I think that its very existence was threatened. Not only did you rescue the NCM—you led it to the prosperity that we enjoy today.”   He then went on to make a surprise announcement. “As we prepare to meet the 2019 inductees to the Hall of Fame… it is my pleasure to announce to you that the 2020 class of the Corvette Hall of Fame will include Wendell Strode.”