The Mount Washington Observatory Hires Drew Fulton Bush As New Executive Director

MWOBS Executive Director Drew BushWashington, D.C. (September 30, 2022) – The Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS or Observatory) recently announced Dr. Drew Fulton Bush as the nonprofit institution’s new Executive Director. Bush began this role on September 26, 2022. Bush’s professional experience spans more than 11 years in a variety of organizations, including history and science education museums, higher education, an oceanographic institution, and a media organization.

Bush joins MWOBS from the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village in Brownington, VT, where he was the Assistant Director. Bush has also directed various research projects with McGill University’s Department of Geography since 2011.

Bush is a Doctor of Philosophy, Science Education & Climate Change, a degree he received from McGill University. He previously received a Master of Environmental Management, Marine Science & Policy from Duke University.


Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS or Observatory) is an iconic nonprofit organization with a rich history as a pioneer of weather and climate science and highly regarded programs and outreach, which continue today.

Mount Washington Observatory is a partly member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region.

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