LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.-
Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1
announced the appointment of Peter Katz as Chief Operating Officer. Katz will begin his tenure at MoMA PS1 on July 5, 2011, and will be responsible for management of the organization's daily operations, financial planning, and enhancement of internal processes and resources. Katz's duties will include all aspects of the institution's administrative policies, objectives, and initiatives.
"Peter has extensive experience in utilizing his financial expertise on behalf of museums and universities, and brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to MoMA PS1," explains Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art. "His tenure at the Neue Galerie, MoMA, and the Guggenheim has well prepared him to manage MoMA PS1's general operations and strengthen the museum's financial position, which will enable MoMA PS1's continued programmatic excellence."
Katz most recently served as Finance Director for the Neue Galerie, a position he held since 2003. Prior to the Neue Galerie, he was Budget Director at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn (2001-03); Finance Manager, The Museum of Modern Art (1998-2001); and Senior Financial Analyst, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1997-98).
Katz received a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.