Academy Art Museum Announces Changes to Board of Trustees

At its recent Annual Membership Meeting, the Academy Art Museum recently honored outgoing members of its Board of Trustees who donated their time, resources and energy to the Museum’s exhibitions, programs and events. Bette Kenzie of Easton gave her time, expertise and resources in supporting the Museum’s education and music programs. Joyce Doehler of Easton provided her energy and experience to the Museum’s many special events. Lorry Parks Dudley of Easton served as a guest curator, providing countless hours toward the design of the Museum’s exhibitions. Jeff Staley of Bozman provided invaluable assistance to the Museum in its strategic planning process. Kenneth Warwick of Baltimore, who had a special interest in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, also contributed his experience as an architect to the Museum. Bob Koenke of Centreville provided insights with his interest in sporting art.

The Museum recently welcomed five new trustees to its Board. Rodanthe Hanrahan of Easton, a retired energy development consultant in the US, the UK and Asia, has been active on the boards of Mid Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy, the Women and Girls Funds, The Country School, and the YMCA of the Chesapeake and is a member of the Talbot County Garden Club. Simma Liebman of Easton and Washington, DC, a full-time painter whose abstract work can be found in several private, corporate and law firm collections in DC, previously worked as a graphic designer for National Geographic TV and directed the Annual Giving Program at Georgetown Day School.

Patricia Saul of Easton has been an active supporter of educational, cultural and environmental institutions in Washington, DC, Maryland and around the world. She has served on the boards of Blair House, the Decatur House Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. John Thomas Smith of Easton, a retired international environmental lawyer, also held several positions in federal agencies. He is a member of the boards of the Mid Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy, the Mid Shore Community Mediation Center and the Talbot Hospice Foundation. Bruce Wiltsie of Claiborne is a strong supporter of organizations that seek to help the most vulnerable community members. He serves on the boards of the Bay Hundred Foundation, CASA of Talbot and Dorchester Counties, and the Bay Hundred Pool Endowment. He previously served on the boards of the Historical Society of Talbot County, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Academy Art Museum.

In photo: Pictured left to right are new members to the Academy Art Museum’s Board of Trustees: Rodanthe Hanrahan of Easton; Dr. Joseph Schulman of Oxford, and Simma Liebman of Easton and Washington, DC. Absent from the photo are Museum board members Patricia Saul of Easton, John Thomas Smith of Easton and Bruce Wiltsie of Claiborne.