On Wednesday morning, it was announced that Tim Glenn had been named the inaugural director of the Utah Museum. Glenn is well known in Green River, having previously been a staple of the John Wesley Powell River History Museum (JWPRHM).

Glenn was hired for the museum in early 2014 and started as the museum manager. He accepted the position after earning his degrees from the University of Utah. He worked diligently and rose to become the Executive Director of JWPRHM.

The museum’s Janet Smoak noted that Glenn’s time was filled with building museum relationships across the state and that he was involved in many ways. Smoak said it’s easy to tell that all the footprints he left truly made an impact across the state.

Glenn left the Green River Museum in 2020. Other institutions on his resume include the Utah Cultural Celebration Center and the Clark Planetarium. He will begin his new role as director of the Utah Museum on January 3rd.

“I wasn’t surprised to see his name in that slot,” Smoak said.

Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Utah along with a Master of Arts. He has worked to give back by serving on various boards, including the Friends of Green River Pact, the Utah Museum Association, and the Office of Museum Services.