Rynd now is head of Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville. (Photo courtesy of National Buiiding Museum)

After a search of several months, the National Building Museum announced on July 11 that it has named Tennessee museum official Chase W. Rynd as its new president. Rynd, 57, is the founding executive director of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, which opened in 2001.

Rynd will leave his current job at the end of July and start his new post on Sept. 2, says Jill Dixon, spokeswoman for the National Building Museum, which is in Washington, D.C.

Before coming to the Frist center in 1998, Rynd was executive director of the Tacoma Art Museum for five years.

Rynd succeeds Susan Henshaw Jones, who left the National Building Museum last December and now is director of the Museum of the City of New York.

(Norbert W. Young, Jr., president of McGraw-Hill Construction, which includes Engineering News-Record and enr.com, is a member of the National Building Museum board of trustees.)