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Leading the transition from plan to reality

Meet James T. Connors, a commercial real estate veteran with more than two decades of experience. He has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Operations for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said Jame's "breadth of experience will help the Memorial & Museum to transition seamlessly from construction to operation."

Here's a story on James that previously ran in Crain's New York

James will oversee the design and construction department, as well as assemble the team to operate the facility and provide all visitor services. High on the list of his priorities is to successfully manage the completion of the 9/11 Memorial and plan for its operations when it opens in 2011. Connors will work to ensure a world-class visitor experience through effective operational support, and be responsible for overseeing maintenance, custodial, transportation, security and other support services for the Memorial and Museum.

Connors had served since March 2006 as general manager of the Empire State Building Company L.L.C., where he led all operations, planning and construction and managed finances as well as oversaw commercial leasing and marketing.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial