The National Ranching Heritage Center will soon have a new executive director.

David M. (Matt) Brockman has been named to the position at the NRHC at Texas Tech University.

Brockman comes to the NRHC from the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, better known as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, where he was administrative manager.

Brockman will begin in the position on August 14th.

“Ranching and its rich history is a treasured component of the American fabric,” said Brockman. “The National Ranching Heritage Center illustrates that history with a unique approach that captivates and intrigues visitors. I’m humbled to join this great institution and university.”

The NRHC is a museum and historical park dedicated to preserving ranching history, and is composed of about 50 authentic, furnished ranch buildings and structures that represent the history of ranching from the 1780s to the 1950s.

The NRHC, located at 3121 Fourth Street is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, visit