San Francisco, October 8, 2012 - The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) announced today that Michael McKechnie as its new Executive Director to succeed Eddie Wong, who retired in June, 2012. Mr. McKechnie will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and will report to the AIISF board of directors.
Prior to joining the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Mr. McKechnie served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society for 11 years. “We are very pleased that we found such an outstanding and qualified leader to help take the organization to the next level," said Buck Gee, AIISF Board President. "We felt that his experience in building a highly visible public/private partnership, his skills in managing a larger organization, and his success in achieving multi-million dollar fundraising goals would be critical in growing the Foundation."