INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art
announced this week that Jennifer Bartenbach has been promoted to Acting Director of Finance. She replaces Anne Munsch, who is leaving the IMA to take a role as Chief Financial Officer at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Anne ably served in her capacity at the IMA for more than 12 years,said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the IMA. We will miss Annes financial acumen, wise counsel and leadership, but we have every confidence in Jennifers ability to continue the highest standards for financial practices at the IMA.
Bartenbach has served as Controller at the IMA since 2005. Before joining the IMA, Bartenbach served in various capacities at Sigma Micro Corporation and at BKD, LLP. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Evansville and a Masters in Business Administration from Ball State University.
In other personnel news, the IMA is welcoming two new staff members in early 2010. J. Nicholas Cameron begins his new role as Chief Operating Officer January 4, 2010. Cameron formerly served as Vice President of Construction at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, the role of Chief Operating Officer at the IMA was filled by the consulting services of Edward George and Associates. Dr. Gregory Dale Smith also starts his new role at the IMA on January 4, 2010. Smith will serve as the Senior Conservation Scientist to lead the new Conservation Science Laboratory. The position was established through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant, which must be matched by $1.5 million within three years, will enable the IMA to establish a state-of-the-art conservation science laboratory under the leadership of Smith.