Portland, ME, November 6, 2017 – Fast-growing digital history company HistoryIT today announced it has hired its first Chief Technology Officer. Donny Lowe, currently the Director of Digital Strategy at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will work from HistoryIT’s Portland headquarters starting December 1.
The addition of Lowe to the team comes at a time when HistoryIT is rapidly expanding its client base and enhancing its software.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Donny’s deep experience, broad knowledge, and strong drive join the team,” said HistoryIT Founder and CEO Kristen Gwinn-Becker. “He will help guide our innovative technology team as we use artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies to help our clients preserve and leverage their histories.”
Lowe has had a wide range of responsibilities during his five-plus years at the Hall of Fame, which is a HistoryIT client. In addition to overseeing its digital strategy, Lowe managed all Hall of Fame branded online platforms.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Hall of Fame, and look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues there as HistoryIT’s CTO,” said Lowe. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to play a key role in helping an organization I know well to maximize its potential.”
Lowe and his wife and two children are moving from Cooperstown, New York, to Portland for the position.
Lowe joins the team four months after HistoryIT hired longtime Legacy.com executive Hayes Ferguson as President and Chief Operating Officer. Based in HistoryIT’s Chicago office, Ferguson focuses on business development and operations.
“HistoryIT is better poised than ever to fundamentally change the way organizations use their historical collections,” Gwinn-Becker said. “Our top-notch team is a big part of what will contribute to our continued success.”
Digital history leader HistoryIT helps transform archives into engaging websites that are easily accessed by scholars and the general public alike. The company’s team of historians and technologists partners with organizations of all types and sizes to develop and implement strategic plans that leverage historical collections. Clients include the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.