Teresa Lenling serves as Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Museum. She is responsible for driving the Bush Museum’s operation and programming as well as Bush Center membership programs.
Prior to the Bush Center, Teresa served as the CEO of the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas where she led the organization’s strategy and all business operations which included education programs, fundraising, volunteer support, artifact collections, and events. During her tenure, she expanded visitor attendance and museum awareness through community programs and engaging STEM school program experiences, inspiring new generations in aviation and space flight.
Prior to her role with the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Teresa was the CEO for Hope Cottage, a foster care, adoption, education, and parent support non-profit in Dallas. Before joining Hope Cottage, Teresa served as Vice President of School and Community Engagement for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. She relocated to Dallas from Des Moines, Iowa in 2010 to create and implement the Perot Museum’s inaugural education programs and the vision for visitor experiences.
Teresa received her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and an MBA in 2020 from Baylor University Hankamer School of Business.