National Museum of Industrial History Welcomes Newest Member to Board of Directors

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Bethlehem, PA – The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Weslock to its Board of Directors. Weslock is an experienced global HR executive with a career background that has involved extensive collaboration with executive leadership as a trusted advisor in achieving current and future business goals. With broad global HR and legal acumen, she provides an expanded viewpoint to manage large-scale business change and transformation. Kathleen offers a deep background in law, M&A, CEO succession, executive compensation, and organizational restructuring.

“We are privileged to have Kathleen join our esteemed Board of Directors,” said Kara Mohsinger, President & CEO of NMIH. “As a native of the Lehigh Valley area, with a desire to serve, a passion for museums, and a deep interest in industrial history, there was an immediate connection. Her expertise and experience navigating the business environment will be incredible assets to the staff and the organization.”

With more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience, Weslock has consistently excelled in her roles, saving millions through strategic global restructuring, benefit and compensation planning and a keen sense for business modeling. She is a recognized leading expert in global HR and her consistency in judgment has earned her a reputation as a proactive, progressive and innovative leader.

Weslock began her career in HR with GTE, now Verizon, in multiple roles leading up to Manager of Labor Relations. In leadership roles with GTE she led the strategic direction of labor negotiations and additionally served in a global role, overseeing HR in the Far East and Latin America where she led global succession planning.

She started her career in professional services, first joining Mercer Human Resources Consulting as Principal of International Practice, she guided F500 companies through global mergers and acquisitions. From there, she moved to Lehman Brothers, then Shearman & Sterling, and finally Deloitte.

Her first foray into the technology sector was at SunGard Data Systems – now FIS. Since then, she has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Cisco, Frontier Communications, Livent, Avalara and Pep Boys. She has led three companies through their responses to COVID-19.

Weslock holds a JD from Pace University School of Law, a Master’s degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree from Hood College. She is active in a multitude of professional Boards and organizations, including serving as a Trustee at Hood College and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the ILR School at Cornell.

The National Museum of Industrial History continues its efforts to expand its Board of Directors to support the organizational mission, vision, and strategic goals. Recent Board appointees include Kenneth J. Rampolla, CEO, Responsive Marketing, Inc. and owner of Lost Tavern Brewery; James Conrad, Director of Distribution Operations, PPL Electric Utilities; and Shelly McWilliams, President, Lehigh Valley Plastics.



A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. Learn more at


Information provided to TVL by:
Megan Pildis
VP of Business Development
National Museum of Industrial History