Martin G. McGuinn named Chairman of the Board at Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museum of Art today announced that board member Martin G. McGuinn assumed the position of chairman, effective October 6, 2011. McGuinn succeeds William E. Hunt, who had served as chairman since 2006.
“We are delighted to have Marty McGuinn, a seasoned and tireless leader, assume responsibilities as chairman,” said Hunt. “He will be a great asset to the board, in addressing the opportunities and challenges ahead as we work to further the museum’s mission.”
“As a longtime member of the Carnegie Museum of Art board, I have seen the impressive work that has been done by the organization and its members,” says McGuinn. “I look forward to working with the board and the staff to build on those successes.”
McGuinn retired in 2006 as chairman and chief executive officer of Mellon Financial Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services for institutions, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals.
In addition to his board role at Carnegie Museum of Art, McGuinn is a life trustee of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and director of Pittsburgh Promise. He serves on the board of directors of Celanese Corporation, The Chubb Corporation, and iGATE Corporation and as an advisory board member of CapGen Financial. He has also served as chairman of the Senator John Heinz History Center, chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable (an association of the 100 largest US financial institutions), president of the Federal Reserve Board’s Advisory Council, and board member of General Reinsurance Corporation, MasterCard International and MasterCard USA, and Shinsei Bank.
McGuinn and his wife Ann demonstrated their commitment to Carnegie Museum of Art as sponsors of the Pittsburgh presentation of Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, on view at the museum February 5–April 11.
“Marty McGuinn’s track record as an active member of our board and a trustee of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, plus his community involvement throughout the region, inside and outside Pittsburgh, will make his insights and leadership invaluable to our organization,” says Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art. “I very much look forward to working with him. I would also like to thank Bill Hunt for his hard work and dedication to the museum. He has been an enormous help and a great ally to me personally, and I am truly grateful for his help and advice.”
Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our web site at www.cmoa.org.