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From the Chairman

Although people come and go during the lifetime of an institution such as the International Sculpture Center, such organizations are only as good as the people charged with guiding and running them during any particular tenure.

A little over a year ago, I announced Michael Klein’s departure as the ISC’s Executive Director and the promotion of Johannah Hutchison to the new role of Managing Director. As you may recall, Johannah had served up to that time as the ISC’s Director of Membership and Development.

Now, some 18 months later, I am thrilled to announce that the ISC’s Board of Directors has asked Johannah to accept the title of Executive Director. Over nearly three years, Johannah has demonstrated an untiring dedication to the ISC, its members, subscribers, board, and friends. Her achievements over this time are too numerous to enumerate here, but there is no doubt that each of you has seen the effects of her leadership. From the success of our public events, such as our 2006 conference, “Crossroads Cincinnati 2006,” the smashingly successful Lifetime Achievement Award presentation and gala recognizing the career achievements of Manual Neri, and this year’s upcoming conference in Seattle, “Sculpture in Public: Part I,” and LAA gala recognizing William King to the extensive behind-the-scenes work that goes into running our annual Student Award program, to our membership structure overhaul, our recent membership survey and the like, Johannah is hard at work.

It has been my great pleasure to work with Johannah over these past few years, and I look forward to many years of collaboration to come. Johannah has been, and will be, a great stabilizing influence on the ISC.

Needless to say, an organization like the ISC is not a one-person ship, and there are a number of people without whom the ISC could not operate from day-to-day and month-to-month. Since many of these individuals are new to the organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to “introduce” our staff so that you, our members and subscribers, know who is responsible for the magazine that you are holding, the Web site that you visit <www.sculpture.org>, and our myriad programs.

Working in Washington, DC, are Sculpture magazine Editor, Glenn Harper, and Managing Editor, Twylene Moyer, who together have over 22 years experience with the ISC. Along with new Editorial Assistant, Beth Wilson, they make sure that Sculpture, in all its glory, is published flawlessly 10 times each year.

In our New Jersey office, Johannah leads the rest of our staff including Dawn Molignano, Conference and Events Manager, who has worked on at least 12 ISC conferences and galas and is well into the planning for the Seattle and Grand Rapids conferences and the William King event. Denise Jester is the new ISC Office Manager, and Lauren Hallden-Abberton and Katie Babick, our Membership Associates, have been with the ISC since early this year.
Of course, as an institution, the ISC is more than the staff, the board, and even today’s members and subscribers, but with luck, history will judge us all well as stewards for this great organization.

Let us know how we’re doing—write to us at <jkanter@sculpture.org>, <johannah@sculpture.org>, and <gharper@sculpture.org>.

Josh Kanter
Chairman, ISC Board of Directors


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