2019 Recipients

SARAH SISSER, Hancock Historical Museum

Sarah Sisser is the executive director at the Hancock Historical Museum, which under her leadership, has led to increased visibility and an improved financial outlook. She oversees the operations, including nine buildings and programming that reaches 25,000 people annually, raised and managed $1.2 million in special capital projects, and has helped triple the attendance at the museum.

Sisser holds a BFA in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design, and a Master’s degree in community planning from Auburn University. She has won a range of awards, including the 2018 Ohio Museums Association Emerging Professional of the Year and the 2016 Findlay Chamber of Commerce Dennis R. Russell Hospitality Award, among others. The museum, under her leadership, earned the 2019 Best of the Best Hometown Picks from Ohio Magazine, as well as others.

Sisser is involved in the community, serving on the board of directors for Ohio Humanities Council, as a president-elect of the Findlay Rotary Club board of trustees, and on the advisory board for the Findlay-Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau, among other roles.

Sarah Sisser