Wendy K. Northcross, CCE
Executive Director, John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc.

Wendy Northcross is the executive director of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc. the operator of the JFK Hyannis Museum which she co-founded in 1991. In 2021, Northcross retired as CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce/CVB, after a 33 year career in chamber of commerce leadership.

Northcross holds seats on the boards of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, the Town of Barnstable’s Affordable Housing & Economic Growth Trust, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and Hyannis Rotary’s Good Works Fund charitable board. She has served in leadership roles in numerous professional and community organizations at the regional, state and national level related to economic development and tourism.

Northcross holds the certified chamber executive (CCE) designation from the Association of Chamber Executives and is a Ford Foundation Fellow for Regional Sustainable Development. In May 2021, Northcross was named the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod woman of the year, and in 2020, one of the Cape’s visionaries by Cape Cod Life magazine and was named in the 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines of Massachusetts.  She lives in West Barnstable with her husband, Van.