Western Pennsylvania Museum’s Richard M Scaife Director/CEO Anne Kraybill Accepted Into National Arts Strategy's Chief Executive Program

GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania (August 6, 2019) – The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is proud to share that Richard M Scaife Director/CEO Anne Kraybill was selected by the National Arts Strategies (NAS) to join their Chief Executive Program’s fifth cohort.

The NAS’ Chief Executive Program unites a global cohort of executive leaders to examine leadership and enhance their abilities as change agents in organizations, communities and in the cultural field.

The executive leaders come from a variety of organizations, which may include: performing and visual arts, zoos, libraries, botanical gardens, science centers, historical societies, writers’ centers, and any organization that stimulates curiosity and creativity. To determine the Chief Executive Program cohort, participants were screened through a highly competitive application process with the ideal participant being an agent of change.

After nearly a year of being The Westmoreland’s Richard M Scaife Director/CEO, Kraybill has made significant changes, like switching to a free admission model, implementing the opening of Café Marchand, increasing community and education programming, and extending hours, that have already positively impacted the Museum’s attendance.

During the 10-month program, the international cohort will learn new strategies and insights from industry-leading faculty, participate in retrospective exercises with NAS-trained coaches and collaborate with each other. The cohort will meet at Harvard Business School and a retreat location to build strong connections and gain new frameworks.

“To be chosen as a member of the NAS’ Chief Executive Program’s cohort is truly an honor, and I am looking forward to this extraordinary opportunity to experience new perspectives, learn new frameworks, tools and insights from experts at Harvard Business School and in the field and create new connections,” commented Kraybill in regards to her acceptance into the NAS’ Chief Executive Strategy Program. “What I most looking forward to is using and sharing these new strategies to continue driving radical change, so that the arts can be accessible and celebrated for all.”

The following leaders will join Kraybill in the Chief Executive Program:

  • Paula Arrigoni, Bay Area Video Coalition
    San Francisco, California
  • Stephen Beaudoin, The Washington Chorus
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Caroline Bowditch, Arts Access Victoria
    South Melbourne, Australia
  • Betsey Brock, On the Boards
    Seattle, Washington
  • Raymond Caldwell, Theater Alliance
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Jackie Clay, Coleman Center for the Arts
    York, Alabama
  • Teresa Coleman Wash, Bishop Arts Theatre Center
    Dallas, Texas
  • Damien Crutcher, Crescendo Detroit
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Elise DeMarzo, City of Palo Alto Public Art Program
    Palo Alto, California
  • Peter DiMuro, The Dance Complex
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • David Durante, Sno-Isle Libraries
    Marysville, Washington
  • Christopher Edwards, Actors Shakespeare Project
    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
  • Casandra Hernández Faham, CALA Alliance
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Molly Fannon, Museum for the United Nations – UN Live
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Pamela Franks, Williams College Museum of Art
    Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Kaye Glamuzina, City of Melbourne
    Carlton, Victoria
  • Jennifer Green-Flint, Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy
    Winchester, Virginia
  • Deana Haggag, United States Artists
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Akilah Halley, Marwen
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Vivian Hua, Northwest Film Forum
    Seattle, Washington
  • Shawn LaCount, Company One Theatre
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tim Lennon, LANGSTON
    Seattle, Washington
  • Michael Luria, University of Arizona College of Science
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Kristin Makholm, Minnesota Museum of American Art
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Robert Massey, Louisville Orchestra
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Paloma McGregor, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Lori McKinney, The RiffRaff Arts Collective
    Princeton, West Virginia
  • Alice Nash, Back to Back Theatre
    Geelong, Australia
  • Brian Parkes, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm
    New York, New York
  • Joshua Preston, Ballet Hispanico of New York
    New York, New York
  • Steinunn Ragnarsdottir, Icelandic Opera
    Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Michelle Ramos, Alternate ROOTS
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mariah Rankine-Landers, Studio Pathways
    Oakland, California
  • Claire Rice, Arts Alliance Illinois
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Suma Karaman Rosen, InsideOut Literary Arts
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Jeffrey Sharp, Independent Filmmaker Project
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Tony Sias, Karamu House
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Janice Sinden, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
    Denver, Colorado
  • Chandra Stephens-Albright, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sunny Sumter, DC Jazz Festival
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Melia Tourangeau, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Terri Trotter, Midland Center for the Arts
    Midland, Michigan
  • Christina Vassallo, SPACES
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kasandra VerBrugghen, Spy Hop Productions
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Philip Watkins, Desart
    Alice Springs, Australia
  • Roger Weitz, Opera Omaha
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Becky Witmer, ACT Theatre
    Seattle, Washington
  • Fionn Yeung, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR
    Hong Kong, China
  • Edward Yim, American Composers Orchestra
    New York, New York

 

To learn more about the NAS and its Chief Executive Program, click here.

The Westmoreland receives funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the Marketing to Attract Tourism Grant through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, among other funding from government, foundations, corporations and individuals.

 

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About The Westmoreland Museum of American Art: 
Western Pennsylvania’s only museum dedicated to American art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is a place to share meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities. The Westmoreland’s extraordinary permanent collection, with its strong focus on the art and artists of southwestern Pennsylvania, is complemented by an impressive schedule of temporary exhibitions— both nationally traveling exhibitions and those organized by the Museum—as well as community-oriented programming and special events. More information is available at thewestmoreland.org and on the Museum’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles.