Preston Argus - The Name
Preston is the name of a retired racing greyhound, who was in the money for 48% of his races, despite being forced to run on an injured leg.
Argus is Odysseus’ greyhound – the only member of the household who recognizes Odysseus upon his return.
Preston Argus brings that same fidelity and dedication to your projects.
Major Decision is the name of a retired racing greyhound, who is enthusiastic and curious. Major lends his name to our Major Decision Journal Blog, available at our MuseOps website.
A portion of our annual profits is donated to Greyhound Rescue of New England and Greyhounds Only to support other greyhounds in need.
Samantha Chmelik - Principal & Public Historian
As Principal of Preston Argus, Samantha Chmelik uses her expertise in operations management and her background in strategic planning & competitive benchmarking to help cultural and historical organizations implement their missions. She has worked and volunteered at libraries, museums, and non-profit organizations for two decades.
Ms. Chmelik is also the author of Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach and Museum Operations: A Handbook of Tools, Templates, and Models - both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her articles about benchmarking and strategic planning have been published in Intelligence Insights, The Boston Herald, and Information Outlook and presented at The Market Research Event, Internet Librarian, and AIIM Expo. Her historical research has been published by the German Historical Institute and been presented at the Organization of American Historians and Business History Conference.
Ms. Chmelik has a Master's Degree in Public History from Loyola University, Chicago, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois – Chicago, a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science from Wellesley College.