The Board of Trustees of The Heckscher Museum of Art
in Huntington, New York, have appointed Judith A. Jedlicka to serve as Interim Executive Director effective October 12, 2009. H. E. (Skip) Show, Jr. will continue in his role as Deputy Executive Director.
A nationally-recognized leader in the not-for-profit sector and a resident of Huntington, Jedlicka was the President of the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc., founded by David Rockefeller to promote business support of the arts throughout the United States, for more than 25 years before establishing Solutions for Arts & Culture, a management and fundraising consulting firm serving arts and cultural organizations. These are challenging times for all arts organizations, including The Heckscher, said Margy Hargraves, Chair of the Heckscher Board of Trustees. We are delighted and indeed fortunate that Judi has agreed to lead the Museum and help us position it as one of the major cultural institutions on Long Island as we plan for our Centennial Year in 2020.
Ms. Jedlicka, is a member of the Deans Advisory Board for Hofstras College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, an Adjunct Professor at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, a trustee of Caumsett Foundation, and has been a director or board member of the American Museum of Folk Art, Long Island Museum, American Museum of the Moving Image and Planting Fields Foundation. She, and David Finn, authored the book, The Art of Leadership: Building Business-Arts Alliances (Abbeville Press, 1998).
Jedlicka holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Humanities from Hofstra University, plus an A.A.S. in Horticulture from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.