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New Chair and Five New Members of the Board of Directors Announced by the Terra Foundation for American Art
CHICAGO, IL.- The Terra Foundation for American Art announces a new chair and the addition of five new members of the Board of Directors. Elected for a four-year term, the following individuals were selected for their extensive experience in American art scholarship and collecting, museum leadership, education, and finance.

Max N. Berry
Max N. Berry is a Washington, D.C., attorney and lobbyist in private practice specializing in international trade. He is an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a member of the External Affairs Advisory Committee; the Fund for the Met Committee; and the Bryant Fellows (American Wing). In addition, Mr. Berry is an honorary member and past chair of the Smithsonian National Board; a former trustee and past chair of the Archives of American Art; and a past trustee of the Phillips Collection. He currently serves as a trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the National Gallery of Art; the Asia Society; the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc.; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Berry, with his late wife, Heidi, has formed a collection of nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art. President Carter appointed Berry as President and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation.

Gerhard Casper (new board chair)
Max N. Berry is a Washington, D.C., attorney and lobbyist in private practice specializing in international trade. He is an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a member of the External Affairs Advisory Committee; the Fund for the Met Committee; and the Bryant Fellows (American Wing). In addition, Mr. Berry is an honorary member and past chair of the Smithsonian National Board; a former trustee and past chair of the Archives of American Art; and a past trustee of the Phillips Collection. He currently serves as a trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the National Gallery of Art; the Asia Society; the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc.; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Berry, with his late wife, Heidi, has formed a collection of nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art. President Carter appointed Berry as President and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation.

Mimi Gardner Gates
Mimi Gardner Gates was director of the Seattle Art Museum for fifteen years and is now director emerita, overseeing the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas. Previously, she spent nineteen years at Yale University Art Gallery, the last seven-and-a-half of those years as director. She is a fellow of the Yale Corporation; a trustee of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment; a manager of the Blakemore Foundation; and serves on the boards of the Yale University Art Gallery, the Northwest African American Museum, and Copper Canyon Press. Dr. Gates formerly chaired the National Indemnity Program at the National Endowment for the Arts and served on the Getty Leadership Institute Advisory Committee.

Peter Krivkovich
Peter Krivkovich is president and CEO of Cramer-Krasselt (C-K). Named one of Ad Age's "Ten [Executives] Who Made Their Mark" in 2007, Mr. Krivkovich has guided C-K to its position as the nation's second-largest independent marketing and communications agency since he assumed the position of CEO in 1998. An Ad Age "Agency to Watch" three years running, C-K develops strategic campaigns for such clients as Porsche, Corona, Heinz, Crocs, and Hilton. Regularly quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Crain's Chicago Business and Advertising Age, Mr. Krivkovich is on the board of directors for the Ad Council, Off the Street Club, and Friends of Prentice Hospital. He recently served on the board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Peter Lunder
Peter Lunder is chairman of Kenilworth, Inc. in Portland, Maine. Prior to founding Kenilworth, Mr. Lunder was co-chairman, president, and CEO of Dexter Shoe Company, a family business that was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 1993. He is chairman of the Lunder Foundation and a life overseer of Colby College. He and his wife, Paula, are collectors of American art. They were lead donors to the Lunder Wing of American Art at the Colby College Museum of Art, where the Lunders also endowed the positions of Lunder Curator of American Art and Lunder Chair for Education and Outreach Programs. Mr. Lunder sits on the Colby College Museum of Art Board of Governors and chaired the Acquisition Committee. He is a former vice chairman and national board member of the Smithsonian Institution and commissioner emeritus of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where the Lunders provided the lead challenge gift for the Lunder Conservation Center.

Gloria Scoby
Gloria Scoby retired as senior vice president and group publisher of Crain Communications in February, 2008, but has been retained as a consultant to the company in much the same capacity. Ms. Scoby was hired by Crain in 1978 to help launch Crain's Chicago Business; after a stint as Publisher of Crain's New York Business, she became publisher of the Chicago paper in 1989. Ms. Scoby went on to become Group Publisher for Crain Communications, overseeing offices and financial, general business news and marketing newspapers in Chicago, New York, California, Mexico, and England. She launched Crain's first website in 1994, after which she led the expansion of websites and e-products as well as other sources of non-traditional revenue throughout the company. She has served on numerous civic, artistic, and charitable boards and is currently a member and past board member of the Commercial Club, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Network, and trustee emeritus of Steppenwolf Theatre, where she served as chair.

The Terra Foundation acknowledges with appreciation the following five individuals as they complete their tenure on the Board of Directors: Mark Angelson; Gilda R. Buchbinder; chair Ronald R. Davenport Sr.; Catharine Hamilton; and Frederick Vogel III.

The Terra Foundation for American Art | Max N. Berry | Peter Krivkovich |




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