The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation welcomed its leadership for 2015 at a board meeting held January 28 in Des Moines. Katherine M. Murphy, Vice President, Community Affairs Officer of Wells Fargo in Iowa was elected the Foundation’s President. Tim R. Hickman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in Des Moines was elected Vice President. Ted M. Stuart, President of Architectural Arts, Inc. in Des Moines was elected Secretary and Treasurer.
“The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation has made significant progress in accomplishing its goal of making Greater Des Moines a ‘world class’ destination for public art. The recent additions of public art throughout our community contribute to the cultural environment that is being recognized throughout the world,” said Kathy Murphy, president. “And, the Foundation’s plans for upcoming projects, both temporary and long-term, are very exciting too! Stay tuned for more great works!”
In addition to the Foundation leadership, two new board members were appointed. Susan E. Fitzsimmons, Vice President and General Counsel, Ruan Transport Corporation in Des Moines, and Khalid A. Kahn, Principal, Neumann Munson Architects in Des Moines were welcomed to the board for a three-year term.
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Nominating Committee selected two former board members for Emeritus status on the Board of Directors, based on their distinguished service, active participation, engagement and philanthropic support during their board terms. The new Emeritus board directors are G. David Hurd, Chairman Emeritus, Principal Financial Group and community leader, and Paul Mankins, FAIA Leed® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in Des Moines. These members have served three terms on the Board of Directors, nine years total for each.