IMA appoints 8 new leaders

Indianapolis_Museum_of_Art_Logo_(2010)The Indianapolis Museum of Art elected eight new members to its Board of Governors at its recent 131st annual meeting. They are:

     David Barrett is president and CEO of Gene B. Glick Company, one of the largest privately held real estate management and development firms in the United States. Barrett is also president, CEO and director of the Glick Family Foundation and an advisor to the Glick Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

     Susanne McAlister has been involved with the IMA for two decades, and has served as president of the Alliance of the IMA for the past two years. She is the executive producer and host of Full Circle, airing nationally on the LeSEA Broadcasting Network. Her 22-year broadcasting career includes work with programs such as Forethought, Today in Indiana, The Susanne McAlister Show and Personal Matters.

     As president and CEO of MyMoneyMD, LLC., Shirley M. Mueller, M.D. provides guidance and clarification to self-investors. She has been involved with the IMA for almost 30 years and is an active member of the Asian Art Society and Design Arts Society. Mueller is a collector and scholar of Chinese export porcelain, and highlights from her collection are currently on view at the Museum in the exhibition, The Luxury of Tea and Coffee, Chinese Export Porcelain, Highlights from the Shirley M. Mueller Collection.

     Robin Nelson-Rice is a member of the Advisory Board for Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and has served on The Board of Trustees at The Orchard School. She has a degree in finance and a MBA in marketing, and formerly worked in marketing for AT&T and Eli Lilly and Company.

     Dorit Paul has been involved with the IMA for 45 years, serving as a docent and a member of the IMA’s Founders Society, Collections Committee, Design Arts Society, Contemporary Art Society, Fashion Arts Society and Alliance of the IMA. Paul’s local affiliations include the Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis Art Center, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Phoenix Theater, Indianapolis Opera Company, along with many others.

     Ian Rupert is a vice president and investment specialist for J.P. Morgan Private Bank. In this role, Rupert is part of a three-person team that oversees all investment activity for the Indiana Private Banking Business. He has been an IMA member since 2008 and has served on the organizing committee for New Year’s Eve at the IMA. Rupert also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control Foundation.  

     As an artist, community leader, philanthropist and private investor, Rachel Simon is an advocate for causes that promote social justice, education, environmental stewardship, animal welfare and the arts. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Pacers Foundation, the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Global Green USA, the USC Shoah Foundation-Next Generation Council, and on the advisory boards of several local organizations.

     Daniel M. Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D. is senior vice president, clinical and product development at Eli Lilly and Company and a leader of Lilly’s Medicine Development Unit. Skovronsky serves as chairman of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals (a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company) which he founded in late 2004. He served as its CEO prior to acquisition by Lilly in 2010.

     Thomas Hiatt, founding partner of Centerfield Capital, will continue to serve as chair through 2016. Other officers will also remain: Matthew Gutwein and Rick Johnson, vice chairs; Ersal Ozdemir, secretary; Peter Morse, treasurer; and Lynne Maguire and Marya Rose, at-large.

     “We rely heavily on the counsel of individuals on our Board,” said Tom Hiatt, chair of the IMA’s Board of Governors. “To help us continue to strengthen the role of the IMA in our community, we felt it would be helpful to expand the talent and expertise of our Board by adding eight new members. The professional experience and skills of each of these community leaders will be particularly helpful to the Board as we seek to increase earned and contributed income, enhance the gardens, invest in marketing and improve the experiences of all visitors to the Museum.”




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