We are happy to announce the completion of the following searches. Please join us in congratulating the new hires and their organizations:
Columbus Citizens Foundation has appointed Lisa Ackerman as Executive Director/CEO. Lisa arrived at CCF in October, 2019 from the World Monuments Fund, where she served as Interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer over her highly respected 12-year tenure. Lisa became well known through her work with WMF and previously with the Kress Foundation for her extensive and wide expertise in the international cultural preservation and philanthropy world, with a particular focus and passion for Italian history and culture. Join us in congratulating Lisa and the CCF.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts welcomes Rehema Barber as Chief Curator. Rehema arrives from the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University, where she was Director and Chief Curator. Rehema’s experience has included University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s School of Art + Design, University of Memphis, Memphis College of Art, Power House Memphis, and The Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Her BA is from Roosevelt University, MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she is certified in Elementary and Secondary Art Education from the University of Missouri.
Rehema’s passion for accessible and innovative arts programming and scholarship and wide and deep reservoir of connections among significant and emerging artists distinguished her candidacy and prepared her for an active role in KIA’s present and future growth.
Anne Kraybill arrives in August, 2018 as the new Director and CEO of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. She succeeds Judith Hansen O’Toole, who is retiring after 25 years in the position. Anne will be just the third director in the museum’s history.
Anne comes to the Westmoreland from an eight-year tenure at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. There she was promoted through several positions to become Director of Education and Research in Learning and a member of the leadership team. Anne has a master’s degree in museum education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and was a graduate assistant at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Brandon Anderson began his duties recently as the fifth executive director in the 44-year history of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Brandon has been deputy executive director for 5-1/2 years at The History Museum in his native South Bend, Indiana.
Brandon studied historic preservation and architectural history at the Savannah College of Art in Georgia. He went on to earn his master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Oklahoma. His previous positions were at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina, that state’s first capitol building, and at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.