Andrew Parton

Andrew Parton

President, Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center

Andrew was named President in June, 2018 previously serving as Executive Director since July of 2007. He joined the museum in 2005 as Director of Marketing.

In his tenure he has assisted in the expansion of museum offerings that include several new exhibits and programs. He has been instrumental in building the museum’s educational platform to include S.T.E.M. High School Magnet Academies as well as programs designed for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the museum is to use its collection of air and space craft to generate excitement for studies in math and science and to help create a new labor pool for the aviation, aerospace and defense industries. The museum was named as the S.T.E.M. Hub for Nassau County. It works closely the Suffolk County STEM Hub, Brookhaven National Lab to bridge the gap between business and education.

The museum is home to over 75 planes and spacecraft and chronicles Long Island’s rich aerospace history and attracts over 350,000 visitors each year. The museum also includes the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium and the National Geographic Dome Theater.

Prior to joining the museum Andrew spent 19 years at JPMorgan Chase as Vice President, Director of Marketing for the Commercial Banking Group.

Andrew currently serves on the board of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, the Northrop Grumman Retiree Club, the aerospace industry association, ADDAPT and is a proud member of the JFK Airport Rotary Club and the JFK Chamber of Commerce.