Oklahoma City Museum of Art chooses new president

E. Michael Whittington, former executive director of the Monterey Museum of Art in California, will join the Oklahoma City Museum of Art on April 8.
From Staff Reports Published: February 17, 2013
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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has appointed E. Michael Whittington as its new president and chief executive officer.

He will join the museum April 8, according to the museum's announcement.

“The search committee and board of trustees could not be more excited to bring Mr. Whittington's energy, expertise and knowledge to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art,” said Frank Merrick, chairman of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's board of trustees, in the news release. “We look forward to his assistance in expanding the scope and outreach of the museum.”

In addition to an extensive background in art history and museum management, Whittington demonstrates strength across both the strategic and operational dimensions of business, according to the release.

Since 2005, Whittington has served as the executive director of the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, Calif. While in Monterey, he launched a capital campaign to fund special exhibitions, grew museum attendance more than 100 percent and increased museum memberships and overall growth in support of the Monterey Museum of Art.

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