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Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Board Officers and Trustees for 2023–2024

11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI — November 30, 2023 — The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce the election of new Board Officers for 2023–2024 including Chair Rance Duke, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (retired); President Bruce Petrie, Jr., Senior Counselor at Bricker Graydon; Vice President Andrew B. Quinn, ILSCO Corp (retired); Treasurer Susan Kelley-Fernandez, investment property manager and active community volunteer; and Secretary Eric Kearney, President and CEO of the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce and former Ohio state senator. These roles began September 1, 2023, and will run through August 31, 2024.

Seven new trustees will serve their first term from 2023–2026: Jeff Berding, Missy Byrne, Jutta Lafley, Dan Schimberg, Lauren Shafer, Rachael Magowan and Cherie Silverstein.

Jeff Berding is the Co-CEO of FC Cincinnati and serves as President of the FC Enterprise. Prior to his founding of FC Cincinnati, Berding served for more than 19 years as an executive with the Cincinnati Bengals where he led sales and public affairs efforts for the city’s NFL franchise. Berding is President of the FCC Foundation, Chairman for Visit Cincy, Vice Chair for Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, has volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years, and has served on Cincinnati City Council.

Missy Byrne worked at Fifth Third Bank and Cincinnati Belting Transmission before retiring. Byrne has been a member of The Junior League of Cincinnati for over 30 years, serving on various committees, projects, and coordinating special events. She is also a founding board member of Impact 100 and most recently sat on the University of Cincinnati Kolodzik Business Scholars advisory board.

Jutta Lafley began her career in the art auction world and held positions at Butterfield (now Bonhams), Sotheby’s, eBay and Hindman Auctions. She also worked in the marketing department at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where she has been a shareholder since 2012. Lafley is a former trustee of the Taft Museum of Art, where she chaired the annual gala and served on the Nominating and Collections committees. She is currently a trustee of The Seven Hills School and chairs their Nominating and Governance Committee.

Dan Schimberg is the President of Uptown Rental Properties and volunteers with many organizations including The Talbert House, JDRF, Seven Hills Schools, CRBC and more. A dedicated philanthropist, Schimberg has focused his efforts on health care, medical research, environmental protections, elimination of poverty and serving the underserved population of Cincinnati.

Lauren Shafer is currently the Board Chair of ArtWorks and has served since 2014, including a year stint as interim CEO in 2021. She also serves on the Board of ArtsWave, is a member of ArtsWave’s Women’s Leadership Roundtable, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Leading Ladies and the Cincinnati Ballet’s Etoile. Shafer served for more than 10 years as co-chair of Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s Saturday Hoops, was the first Board member for the Cincinnati Make-a-Wish Foundation and served on the Board of the KWF Foundation. She is a member of CAM’s Founder’s Circle.

Rachael Magowan is an Associate Wealth Advisor at Mariner Wealth Advisors. Prior to joining Mariner, Magowan was an associate attorney at Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker. She practiced in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate/trust administration in Ohio and Kentucky. She currently serves as Vice President of CAM’s young professionals board—CAM Catalysts.

Cherie Silverstein worked in the fashion industry for 20 years. The last five years of her career were spent with St. John Knits, helping with events and acting in other public relations capacities. Silverstein is currently the Chair of CAM’s Women’s Committee, the President of the Volunteer Advisory Council and serves on the Development Committee, Marketing & Communications Committee and the Professional Advancement Committee.  


About the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Exhibition pricing may vary. Parking is free.


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