"There's a common saying amongst NEAM staff and volunteers: 'When in doubt, ask Deb!' One gains a lot of specialized knowledge and experience working at the same place for thirty years. She is a connective thread between the museum's past and present."
- Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D, NEAM Education Director
Executive Director Debbie Reed has been with the New England Air Museum for over three decades. Hired in 1989 to work in the gift shop, her first weekend at NEAM was an Open Cockpit. Two years later she was promoted to Assistant Director and served in that role for over twenty years. In 2018 she was appointed Interim Director and in 2019 she became the first female Executive Director in the organization's history. Under her leadership the museum successfully weathered the challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in December 2020, she announced she would be retiring in 2021 after 32 years at NEAM.
Executive Director Debbie Reed and NEAM Volunteers Gould McIntyre and O'Neill Langley discuss the museum under Debbie's leadership