The San Diego Museum of Art Names Dieter Fenkart-Froeschl Chief Operating Officer
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, The San Diego Museum of Art announced the appointment of Dieter Fenkart-Froeschl as its new chief operating officer (COO). Fenkart-Froeschel will oversee the Museum’s internal operations and finances, working closely with Roxana Velásquez, the Museum’s Maruja Baldwin Executive Director. Fenkart-Froeschl begins his role on October 16.
“Dieter was far and away the most exceptional choice for the Museum,” said Velasquez. “The Museum is experiencing significant growth with increased staff and expanded exhibitions, programming, and events. Dieter’s career focus and success managing not-for-profit organizations make him a critical addition to our executive team and to the continued growth of the institution.”
Fenkart-Froeschl brings a background in managing non-profit organizations with an emphasis on overseeing operations and finance. Most recently, he served as the director of the operations division and senior director of the division of institutional advancement at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where he worked for nine years. Previous positions include analyst and associate at the Bank Austria Ceditanstalt, and senior program manager of the center for park management for the National Parks Conservation Association.
“I am excited and honored to have been selected as the Museum’s next Chief Operating Officer,” said Fenkart-Froeschl. “I look forward to working in close partnership with Roxana, the Board of Trustees, the Museum's partners, and its staff to support the vision and further enhance the success of the institution."
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Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art houses the world’s finest art in America’s Finest City. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum’s renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings including the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian painting, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.