Our Advisory Board
The Warhol’s Advisory Board is composed of local, national, and international professionals who lend their expertise to the museum’s continued success. The advisory board’s function is to advise the director, raise funds to support major museum initiatives and exhibitions, and recruit new advisory board members to continue the museum’s mission.
Founder, Knotzland Bowties
Nisha Blackwell is the founder of Knotzland Bowties, a sustainable lifestyle brand that sources, rescues and reproduces discarded textiles into stylish bow ties made through providing training and flexible at-home income to women.
Executive Chef, Independent Hospitality Group
Jamilka Borges is the Executive Chef at Independent Hospitality Group which oversees Independent, Hidden Harbor, and Lorelei. In 2015, she was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a Raising Star Chef Semifinalist and in 2018 was named Pittsburgh Magazine Chef of the Year.
Master Clothier, Samuel Baron Clothiers
Amy Brourman is a master clothier at Samuel Baron Clothiers, which provides custom-made clothing to clients nationwide. Brourman has more than twenty years of experience in the retail and fashion industry and has worked with Astor & Black, Bill Blass, and Macy’s.
Owner, Stephen Casey Architects
Stephen Casey founded Stephen Casey Architects, an architectural company that focuses on residential and commercial design, restoration and renovation, and construction projects throughout the Pittsburgh Area.
President/CEO, Coghill Investment Strategies
Carrie Coghill, CFP®, AIF® is President/CEO of Coghill Investment Strategies. She also serves as Board Chair of the Magee Women’s Research Institute and Foundation and is Vice-Chair of the Robert Morris University Board.
Milton Fine, Emeritus †
Founder and Chairman, FFC Capital Corporation
Milton Fine is the chairman of FFC Capital Corporation, an investment management firm. He and his wife, Sheila, also head The Fine Foundation, which endowed The Warhol’s Milton Fine Curator of Art position. Together they have six children and fifteen grandchildren.
Vincent P. Fremont, Emeritus
President, Vincent Fremont Enterprises
Vincent Fremont is CEO of ARTnews and president of Vincent Fremont Enterprises. He is the exclusive agent for Warhol’s estate and served as the vice president of Andy Warhol Enterprises for many years, helping Warhol produce television and film projects.
Toto Fisher, Honorary
Life Trustee, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Toto Fisher is a life trustee for the Carnegie Museums as well as an emeritus member of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s board and chair of the nominating and governance committees. She is also an honorary co-chair for Carnegie Science Center’s SPARK! campaign.
Partner, Gupta Properties LLC
Shruti Gupta is a parter at Gupta Properties LLC, a home maker, wife, and a mother of two. She partakes in varied local philanthropies including The Carnegie Mellon University, The Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museums of Art, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, among others.
Cain A. Hayes
President and CEO, Gateway Health
Cain Hayes is president and CEO of Gateway Health, one of the nation’s leading managed care organizations. He supports numerous community initiatives and serves on the board of directors of Drake University and the Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans (ACAP).
Anne A. Johnson
Anne Johnson previously worked as a social worker and admissions coordinator for nursing homes in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. She is a mother to five children and is an active volunteer and philanthropist within the Pittsburgh community.
Maureen B. Kerr, Development Chair
Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co., LLC
Maureen Kerr is a Vice President with Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division. Kerr is also the head of The Warhol’s development committee, and co-chaired The Warhol’s twentieth anniversary gala.
Management Consultant/ International Finance
Jeroen Kwist is an experienced management consultant and banking executive with success in the technology and the financial services industries including the Computer Sciences Corporation and Bank of New York Mellon. His career has focused on developing transformational growth strategies across international markets. Jeroen is now active inside a family office, and as a board member of several foundations and a medical research company. He currently resides in The Netherlands and England.
Managing Partner, Faros Properties
Jeremy Leventhal is a managing partner and co-founder of Faros Properties, a privately held real estate investment company. Leventhal also sits on the boards of the Taubman Center at Harvard University and Schools That Can.
Market President, Bank of America
Brian Ludwick is the Market President for Bank of America’s Pittsburgh office as well as the Market Executive for Merrill Lynch. Brian is an active member of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
Ann M. McGuinn, Treasurer
Vice Chair, LEAD Pittsburgh
Ann McGuinn is vice chair of LEAD Pittsburgh’s board as well as a member of The Pittsburgh Promise’s major gifts campaign committee. McGuinn was instrumental in creating The Warhol’s fifteenth anniversary education fund. She also co-chaired The Warhol’s twentieth anniversary gala.
Chief Information Officer / Entrepreneur
Sukanta Nag has over 18 years of technology & Innovation leadership experience with global organizations. Most recently, Sukanta was the Chief Information Officer of Corporate Human Resources at Prudential Financial. He is also an entrepreneur at heart and the owner of a few local small businesses, including Adda Coffee & Tea House.
Demetrios T. Patrinos, Chair
CEO, Patrinos Painting and Contracting Company
Jim Patrinos is the president of his family’s business, T.D. Patrinos Painting and Contracting Company. He is also the former president of PLN Food Service, Inc., which operated Primanti Brothers Restaurants. He and his wife, Kathleen, are active philanthropists in Pittsburgh.
Head of Private Equity, Safra Securities LLC
Michael Rubinoff is the Head of Private Equity for Safra Securities LLC, where he focuses on investments in financial services, consumer goods, agriculture, and infrastructure. Michael is a Trustee for The Jewish Museum and The Caliban Foundation. He also sits on the board of directors for Chiquita Brands International, Global Atlantic Financial Group, and Q-Park N.V.
Susan Baker Shipley
President, Huntington Bank Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley
Susan Shipley is the president of the Western PA and Ohio Valley region for Huntington Bank. She has worked in banking management positions for more than twenty years. Shipley is also on The Warhol’s nominating committee.
Managing Partner, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Dmitri Shiry is a managing partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP, leading quality and client satisfaction initiatives. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Shiry is the chair of The Warhol’s nominating committee.
Henry J. Simonds
President, Headwater Films/Media
Henry Simonds is an artist, collector, curator and filmmaker. He is the president of Headwater Films/Media, which he founded in 2001 to develop and finance independent documentary and narrative films and other media ventures. In addition to The Warhol board, Henry serves on the Carnegie Museum of Natural History board.
Juliet Lea H. Simonds, Emeritus
Director, Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation
Lea Simonds is the director of the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, which has funding priorities in arts, education, and health and human services. She is a Carnegie Museums life trustee and a member of both the executive committee and the women’s committee.
Erich C. Smith
Chief Operating Officer, PNC Wealth Management
Erich Smith is the chief operating officer at PNC Wealth Management. Smith has over 30 years of experience in wealth management, investment, and marketing.
Jim Spencer, Vice Chair
CEO, Exus N.A. Management Partners
Jim Spencer is the CEO of Exus N.A. Management Partners, an independent investment and asset management firm focused on the renewable energy sector. Spencer has over 30 years of experience in the power industry, managing the development and financing of energy projects in developed and developing countries. He was the founder, President and CEO of EverPower.
Judith Evans Thomas, Board Secretary
Principal, Chapman Properties
Judith Evens Thomas is co-owner and principal at Chapman Properties, a commercial real estate development company. She is also a longtime travel and lifestyle writer, formerly contributing to Pittsburgh Magazine. Thomas is the board secretary and is on The Warhol’s nominating committee.
Research Coordinator, Health Policy and Management department, University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health
Heather Tomko is a Research Coordinator in the Health Policy and Management department of the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. She serves on the Board of Directors of CLASS, a local disability resources organization, and is the founder of Accessible YOUniverse, an organization focused on disability advocacy, education, and representation. She was recently crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA 2018, and will spend the next year promoting her platform, “Increasing Inclusion for People with Disabilities into their Communities.”
Graduate Admissions, department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica Tomko works in Graduate Admissions for the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association and is actively involved in community effort to promote diversity and inclusion through speaking engagement and planning committees.
Vice President and Head of Global Government & Public Affairs, Micron Technology
Cris Turner is a business leader, lobbyist, board member, and keynote speaker who passionately advocated for mission-driven initiatives. His career lies at the intersection of government, policy, technology, and law and he strives to drive policy that transforms governments and empowers entrepreneurs to thrive around the world. Chris currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Joel Wachs, Ex Officio
President, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Joel Wachs is the president of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., in New York City. Prior to The Andy Warhol Foundation, he was active in Los Angeles city politics and served as a City Council member for thirty years.
Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer, University of Pittsburgh
Geovette Washington was chosen in 2020 by the Biden administration transition team to lead its agency review of the Department of Commerce, and she has served on the governing boards of Wesleyan College, the William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Geovette became a CMP trustee in June 2017.
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