Leslie Greene Bowman, director of the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, is stepping down to become president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates the Jefferson home, Monticello, in Charlottesville, Va.

Bowman, 51, will succeed Daniel P. Jordan, Monticello's chief executive since 1985. She starts her new post Nov. 1 Prior to Winterthur, Bowman was director of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and before that was head curator of decorative arts and assistant director of exhibitions for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Ohio and a master's in early American culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware.

David P. Roselle, president emeritus of the University of Delaware and a member of the Winterthur board, will become the museum's interim director starting June 1.

The Jefferson Foundation owns and operates Monticello, as well as the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, the Jefferson Library and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.