Cecelia Fitzgibbon

Cecelia Fitzgibbon, President, Moore College of Art & Design

Cecelia Fitzgibbon is the eighth president of Moore College of Art & Design.  Prior to coming to Moore, she spent 16 years as a professor, director and department head of Drexel University’s Arts Administration and Arts & Entertainment Enterprise programs.  As a professor in that program, she focused her research on leadership and transition in the cultural ecosystem.   Serving as department head for Arts & Entertainment Enterprise, she implemented a cutting-edge curriculum, directed revenue-generating academic enterprises and advised the dean on matters related to curriculum development and educational policy.

From 1993 to 1994, President Fitzgibbon directed policy planning, program design, fundraising, communications and organizational development as executive director of the New England Foundation for the Arts.   She also spent eight years as director of the Delaware Division of the Arts, where she led a $21.5 million arts stabilization project and the creation of the state’s first economic impact study model.  President Fitzgibbon serves as executive editor of The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.  She has been a speaker nationally and internationally on topics of leadership in the arts and cultural policy. In 2011, she was named one of the region’s top Creative Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia.

Fitzgibbon grew up outside of Philadelphia (both of her parents were from the City) but when she was a sophomore in high school the family moved to southeastern Massachusetts outside of Providence.  She is the first in her family to graduate from college.  Her father was a pressman at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Providence Journal, her mother was a secretary at Texas Instruments and ended her career there as the OSHA coordinator for the Attleboro, Ma, facility.  Cecelia is the oldest of four.

Fitzgibbon has two sons, Stuart, 30, who graduated from Drexel and University of Virginia and is an Investment Director at Cambridge Associates in Boston and Ross, who graduated from Bard College and works in Philadelphia at Helios Media as a brand designer and social media coordinator. She has been married to artist, Scott Cameron for 35 years.  Her hobbies are writing poetry, cooking and entertaining, traveling and reading.

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Treasurer

Kathy H. Christiano

 

Kathy is from West Chester, PA, and graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.  She taught preschool for a year at Wilmington Friends School before returning to school to get her Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University.  She currently lives in center city and was the Development Coordinator for Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.  She is also is a Board member at the William Penn Foundation and Stoneleigh Foundation.  Her passions include education, youth development, sports, reading, research and the outdoors.

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Secretary

Elizabeth Murphy

Senior Vice President, Regulatory & External Affairs, PECO

Liz Murphy is the Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs at PECO, where she oversees the company’s external affairs, including legislative lobbying activities and policy development, economic development, and corporate relations.  She is responsible for the company’s suite of energy efficiency programs that help customers save energy and money and oversees the energy services organization that manages the company’s largest customer accounts. Prior to PECO, Murphy was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) where she managed the operation of the four bridges along the Delaware River, the Cruise Terminal at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the Freedom Ferry, and the Intermodal Rail Yard.  Prior to her role as Port Authority COO, Murphy was the Assistant to the DRPA Chairman and the Director of the Port of Philadelphia. Prior to her career at the Port Authorities, Murphy was the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs with Roadway Services.  She began her career as the Transportation Director for the Speaker of the New York Assembly.

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Vice Chair

Patricia Wilson Aden

President & CEO, The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Patricia Wilson Aden brings over two decades of experience as a senior executive in non-profit management to her position as the recently appointed President & CEO at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.  Aden previously served as Interim President & CEO and AAMP’s Sr. Vice President of Operations, with responsibility for the management of daily operations with senior staff reporting directly to her.  Her responsibilities included overseeing the curatorial departments:  Education and Public Programming, Exhibitions, and Collections and Conservation.  She was also responsible ensuring the quality of visitors experience at the museum, with oversight of the Visitor Services, and Maintenance and Security departments.

Prior to joining AAMP, Aden led local, regional, and national non-profit organizations including positions as the Executive Director of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and President of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, as well as other executive positions.

Aden currently serves on the board of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, a non-profit organization that distributes nearly $2 million annually to arts and culture organizations in Philadelphia.  She was also an adjunct professor at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.  She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and other national and state level granting agencies.  Aden holds a BA from Spelman College and an MA from Cornell University.

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Vice Chair

Virginia A. Logan

Executive Director & CEO, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

Virginia A. Logan has served as the Executive Director & CEO of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art since January 1, 2012. Ms. Logan brings to the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art business acumen and leadership skills sharpened in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. During her 25-year career at Sunoco, Inc., Ms. Logan held a variety of roles, most recently managing a public affairs organization that included communications, corporate philanthropy, government affairs, and community relations. Prior long-term roles were leading operations with profit and loss responsibility for a large segment of the company's retail marketing business and overseeing a commercial law practice group. Her executive experience in the nonprofit sector includes nearly a decade on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale (PBCC). During her seven years as chairman of the board, Ms. Logan led the 40-year-old organization through a key period of strategic planning that prepared the PBCC for a new phase of growth. A resident of Rosemont, PA, Ms. Logan holds a BA from Lafayette College and a JD from the Villanova University School of Law.

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Vice Chair

Catherine M. Cahill

President & CEO, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Catherine Cahill is President & CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park, where she is responsible for overall vision, leadership and management of an 18-acre campus and a $10 million operating budget. Under Cathy’s leadership, the Mann has expanded artistic programs to include new works and commissioning projects; created non-traditional artist pairings; extended the Mann’s longstanding and eclectic presenting history; refocused education programs; and reignited community engagement activities to include family-oriented events. Prior to the Mann, she was the CEO of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, where she was responsible for long-range planning and oversight of day-to-day affairs, including artistic, fundraising, marketing, finance, education and community engagement activities. Prior to that she served as the Executive Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the General Manager of the New York Philharmonic, the Director of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago and the Associate Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She has a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from Temple University and an MS in arts administration from Drexel University.

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Chair