Pepsi MidAmerica Chief Operating Officer Harry “Lee” Crisp III Joins Museum of the Bible Board—Jan. 7, 2016

Today, the Museum of the Bible announced the appointment of Harry “Lee” Crisp III to its board of directors. Crisp is currently president and chief operating officer of Pepsi MidAmerica and president and chief executive officer of Crisp Container Corp. In addition to running one of the largest Pepsi franchises in the nation, Crisp has served in a number of leadership and philanthropic roles, including principle benefactor of the Mayo Clinic, founding member of the Smithsonian Council for American History, a patron of the arts at the Vatican Museum and chairman of the board for the Independent Bottlers Association.

“We are thrilled to have Lee Crisp join our board of directors and bring his expertise to the Museum of the Bible,” said Cary Summers, president of Museum of the Bible. “Not only is Lee one of the most accomplished leaders I know, his passion for the arts and willingness to serve organizations such as the Vatican Museum give him a wealth of knowledge that will be of great value to us as we create an international Bible museum for all people.”

Crisp, who has been awarded 44 patents, also recently served as a founder, director and treasurer of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, where he oversaw the National Museum of Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. After graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in business administration, Crisp entered the Marine Corps, where he was the Officer-in-Charge of the Command Information Center at Camp Pendleton, California. During his service, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Crisp completed his service with the Marines in 1996 and returned to work in the beverage industry.

He joins Mary E. Banks, Gregory Baylor, Anne Beiler, Carlos Campo, Dr. Robert Cooley, Mark DeMoss, Steve Green, Rev. Bob Hoskins, Allon Lefever, James Moore Jr. and Dr. Rick Warren on Museum of the Bible’s board.