The Columbus Museum of Artwork (CMA) has named Terri Gehr as interim director, main the museum after the Jan. 6 retirement of longtime govt director and CEO Nannette V. Maciejunes.
Gehr is founder and principal of Gehr LLC Transition Management Consulting, which focuses on offering providers to non-profit and public sector organizations throughout instances of change. She beforehand was interim CEO of the Ladies’s Fund of Central Ohio and interim director of the Pizzuti Assortment previous to its merger with the Columbus Museum of Artwork.
“Terri brings a collaborative management type and vary of experiences in organizations going by way of transition that may serve CMA properly because the search committee continues its work,” stated Pete Scantland, president of the museum’s board of trustees and chair of the search committee.
New chief sought:Columbus Museum of Artwork seeks new director as Nannette Maciejunes prepares for retirement
Scantland beforehand stated that the museum had hoped to have a everlasting director in place on the time of Maciejunes’ departure. That has not occurred, he stated, primarily as a result of the search committee undertook an in depth survey of museum employees and board members, museum members and the higher Columbus neighborhood.
“We’re actually glad we did that as a result of it has knowledgeable our search, but it surely has set us again a couple of months,” Scantland stated.
He stated the search committee is constant to interview a variety of sturdy candidates and that he hopes the committee concludes its work in a number of months.
“We now have huge sneakers to fill and getting the appropriate particular person within the function is our prime precedence. We’re contemplating candidates within the context of the standards we established in our visioning periods with the board, employees and neighborhood,” Scantland stated.
In the meantime, he stated, Gehr will be certain that the museum will easily proceed regular operations.
Earlier than founding her firm, Gehr labored in increased schooling together with 14 years as senior vp, chief monetary officer and treasurer at Columbus State Group Faculty and two years as govt director of improvement and communications at Columbus Metropolis Colleges. She was additionally director of improvement on the Wexner Middle for the Arts.
“My objective is to help the museum by way of this variation in management and guarantee they’re arrange for continued success,” she stated.
Maciejunes first labored on the Columbus Museum of Artwork as a curatorial assistant in 1984. Other than a yearlong stint (1989-90) at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, she has spent her profession on the museum, turning into chief curator, then interim director within the fall of 2002 and eventually, director within the fall of 2003.
Maciejunes shall be celebrated on the museum from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 5. The occasion is open to the general public, with no admission price or registration required. The museum is situated at 480 E. Broad St.
“Nannette has led the establishment by way of an extended interval of serious achievement, and we’ll miss her an ideal deal,” Scantland stated.
“Whereas we’re enthusiastic about this subsequent chapter, on behalf of our neighborhood I wish to thank Nannette for her immeasurable contribution to the CMA.”
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