President and Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Gail Harrity is the President and Chief Operating Officer Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since joining the Museum in 1997, Gail has led the Museum’s overall financial and management functions including membership and information services, which has created a single collections database of the Museum’s 225,000 objects and a new website enabling better public use of the Museum’s collections. Ms. Harrity also served as the Interim CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gail was named President and COO of the Museum in October 2009.
Ms. Harrity serves as a Board member of the Parkway Council Foundation, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the American Association of Museums, and the International Council of Museums. She also serves on the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors.
Previously, Ms. Harrity served as Deputy Director at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she served as project director for the Museum in planning for the Frank O. Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Before that she served as the Guggenheim Museum’s Deputy Director for Finance and Administration.