MILWAUKEE, WI.- The Milwaukee Art Museum
held its Members Annual Meeting on Monday, May 18, along with its largest support group, Friends of Art (FOA). Two new officers and seven new trustees were elected at the meeting.
Raymond R. Krueger was elected President of the Museums Board of Trustees. Ray Krueger has been Chairman of the Georgia OKeeffe Foundation in Abiquiú, New Mexico, for 19 years and is Chairman of the Milwaukee River Revitalization Council. He is Attorney at Law with the Land and Resources Group at the Milwaukee firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Krueger also chairs the Museums Public Affairs special committee.
He succeeds W. Kent Velde, who has served as the Boards President as well as its Treasurer and was elected Chair at the meeting. Kent Velde has served on the boards of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee. He is the President of Lakeview Equity Partners, LLC, a private equity fund based in Milwaukee.
Velde succeeds Sheldon B. Lubar, who served four years as Chair and remains as a member of the Museums Finance Committee. He steps down after successfully leading the campaign to retire the Museums final construction debts on the internationally renowned, Santiago Calatravadesigned Quadracci Pavilion, erasing the debt eight months ahead of schedule. Prior to serving as Chair, Lubar was Board President in 2005 and 2006, as well as from 19771980.
Seven new Trustees were elected to three-year terms at the meeting: Christopher S. Abele, Randy Bryant, Stephen Einhorn, Anthony S. Krausen, Joan Lubar, Richard L. Schmidt, Jr., and Frederick Vogel IV.
The following Friends of Art members received special recognition at this years FOA annual meeting:
20082009 Friend of the Year
20082009 Volunteer Service Awards
20082009 Partner in Art
Finally, FOA announced a contribution of $168,000 to support Museum exhibitions and exhibition-related expenses.