Cincinnati Museum Center CEO Doug McDonald will retire January 15. He's led the museum since 1999.
McDonald says he'll stay on as a consultant to the Union Terminal restoration project that was just approved by voters in November. The Cultural Facilities Task Force says McDonald's retirement will not affect the project
During his tenure McDonald helped to pull the museum out of debt and to grow its endowment to more than $50 million.
He also oversaw the merger with The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.