The Newport Beach Nautical Museum / ExplorOcean has changed the executive director position title to president, and given the role to Rita Stenlund.
Stenlund filled in as interim executive director after David Mueller stepped down last year. Before that, Stenlund served as director of development at the museum on Balboa Peninsula.
"Rita has the unanimous support of the board of trustees and we are enthused about having her lead our efforts in becoming Orange County's newest attraction," Board Chairman Jim Reed said in a prepared statement. "We are all very happy to have her as our new president."