Chief Executive Officer, Atomic Museum
This week, Ira spoke with Rob McCoy, chief executive officer of the Atomic Museum in Las Vegas. In this episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Rob talks about joining the museum (open since 2005) and beginning to repurpose, rebrand and reimagine it; creating the right mix of exhibits, artifacts, and programming; the history and importance of the Nevada Test Site (928 nuclear tests) and its role in the Cold War; why his mission is to expand the museum to include the atomic age and pop culture; the new exhibit, “Spy”; and the most significant exhibit since the opening of the museum.
Rob McCoy is the former chief executive officer for the Neon Museum. He began his career as a television news reporter and anchor. Rob joined the corporate world in 1983 and has provided valuable expertise to several companies in the areas of public, media and government relations as well as crisis communications and marketing.