The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston announces new appointments to Board of Trustees

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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston announces new appointments to Board of Trustees
Leslie Riedel is a philanthropist and design consultant. She is an advocate for racial equality, first-generation college students and children’s mental health.

BOSTON, MASS.- Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and Charles Brizius, Chair of the Board of Trustees, today announced that the ICA has expanded its Board with the recent appointments of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Emmett G. Price III. They join Nicole Zatlyn and Leslie Riedel as fiscal year 2021 appointees, expanding the ICA Board to 34 members.

Jill Medvedow said: “With the addition of these four outstanding Trustees, the ICA adds invaluable expertise in public service, law, finance, youth education, music and religion. We are immeasurably strengthened by their collective experience, their knowledge, and their abiding commitment to art, civic life, and social change.”

Deval Patrick is the former two-term governor of Massachusetts, having served from 2007 to 2015. He was Massachusetts’s first Black governor and the second in the history of the United States.

Originally from Chicago, after graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Governor Patrick has had a varied career: in addition to working for the United Nations in Sudan and clerking for a federal court of appeals judge, he served as a staff attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a partner in two Boston law firms, a senior executive in two Fortune 50 companies, and as assistant attorney general in charge of the Civil Rights Division in the Clinton administration.

After leaving office in 2015, Governor Patrick joined Bain Capital to launch an impact investing fund to deliver both superior financial return and measurable social and environmental good. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital, co-chair of American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a political action committee, and a member of a number of business and charitable boards.

Emmett G. Price III is one of the nation’s leading experts on music of the African Diaspora and the Black Christian Experience. He is a noted print and broadcast media expert, as well as a widely sought-after keynote speaker and preacher. In 2011, the Boston Business Journal recognized him as an “Emerging Leader” and in 2013 honored him as one of the 40 influential businesses and civic leaders in Boston under the age of 40.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Price received a B.A. in music from the University of California, Berkeley and earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in music (ethnomusicology) from the University of Pittsburgh. He also obtained an M.A. in urban ministry leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Highlights of his academic career include serving on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2016-2021), Northeastern University (2001-2016) and as a visiting professor at Brandeis University, Andover-Newton Theological School, Berklee College of Music and Boston University.

A professional musician, composer, and arranger, Dr. Price has performed and worked throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Paris and the United Kingdom as both a solo artist and as a sideman. Dr. Price is also a respected civic leader and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Emmanuel Gospel Center (EGC) and is a Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and a Trustee of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He previously served on the Boards of JazzBoston, MetroWest YMCA Association, the Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, and Massachusetts Bay Community College.

Leslie Riedel is a philanthropist and design consultant. She is an advocate for racial equality, first-generation college students and children’s mental health.

Ms. Riedel built a career of more than two decades in the commercial design and textile industry, managing sales, product development, marketing, and sustainability initiatives. Most recently, she served as Board Chair of Summer Search Boston, where she helped drive initiatives focused on equity, diversity and inclusion, strategic development and organizational growth.

She is currently involved with a number of organizations including VIA Art Fund and Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. She was previously a member of the ICA’s Advisory Board and serves on the Education Committee.

Nicole Zatlyn is a Global Equity Portfolio Manager at MFS Investment Management. She was a founding member of the firm's Investment Diversity and Inclusion committee. She also serves on the Impact Investment committee, and currently co-chairs the MFS Investment Climate committee. Prior to joining MFS in 2001, she worked at Bowman Capital Management and at Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Zatlyn chaired/co-chaired the ICA’s Advisory Board from 2010–2020 and has served on numerous committees during her tenure, including the Finance Committee, Investment Sub-Committee, and Education Committee.

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