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news release Bryan de Boer to Join the Akron Art Museum as Director of Advancement

For Release: September 7, 2016

Akron, OH—The Akron Art Museum is pleased to welcome Bryan de Boer as its new Director of Advancement. In his new role, de Boer will oversee the art museum’s fundraising efforts, membership, museum events and visitor experience. He arrives from a successful tenure as Development Communications Officer at The Cleveland Orchestra.

Akron Art Museum CEO and Executive Director Mark Masuoka said, “We are delighted to have Bryan join our staff at the art museum. He brings a commitment to collaborative and innovative efforts in fundraising that will help us to raise the bar on experiences that encourage philanthropy and involvement from arts supporters.”

Upon joining the art museum, de Boer arrives with twenty years of professional experience with some of Northeast Ohio’s most recognizable organizations, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Medical Mutual of Ohio. An expert in strategic planning, de Boer is a passionate advocate for arts and culture. He served the Cleveland Orchestra with fundraising campaigns that resulted in extraordinary philanthropic support.

“I’m looking forward to building awareness and leading fundraising efforts for the Akron Art Museum,” said de Boer. “The museum is a unique cultural asset to Northeast Ohio, and I’m excited to join the leadership team in collaboration with the Board of Directors and with its community of supporters to fully leverage all the art museum has to offer.”

A resident of Lakewood, Ohio along with his wife Colleen and son Peter, de Boer actively participates in his community as Past Board President of LakewoodAlive, the city’s community development corporation, and adds his support to Lakewood Catholic Academy, St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland Leadership Center, and the Greater Cleveland YMCA.

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