Deputy Director for External Affairs
The Museum of the City of New York recruited me to move this venerable New York institution into a new position of prominence in the city and abroad. I oversaw the operations of Development, Media and Public Relations, Membership, Retail Marketing, and Special Events. It was a transitional moment in the life of what had been a rather sleepy museum in which I was able to bring my experience in the New York cultural world and the international fund-raising world to the table in what proved to be very fruitful ways. We embarked on a major board expansion, tripled annual fundraising and established international relationships with philanthropists, colleagues, foundations and funding agencies, the diplomatic world and City Hall that paved the way for the museum’s evolution into the institution it is today.