Alan Lowe will assume the post April 12, Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne C. Thomas said Tuesday in a news release.
In announcing his appointment, Thomas said Lowe "brings a wealth of experience including 14 years of working with the National Archives Presidential Libraries system."
Lowe currently is executive director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, which he also led in its building and development.
"We are very pleased that Alan Lowe has been selected by the National Archives and Records Administration as the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum," former U.S. President George Bush and Laura Bush said in a statement. "Alan is a talented and experienced professional and will be an outstanding director of the library."