Robert Lee Newman named CMOA’s deputy director

As Carnegie Museum of Art’s new Deputy Director, Ronald Lee Newman will maintain the museum’s day-to-day business operations to advance its strategic goals.

He will partner closely with museum leadership on organizational initiatives, strategic planning, and policy decisions, and contribute leadership for institutional partnerships by guiding the implementation of programs that broaden the museum’s reach, increase its audience, and advance its reputation.

Newman comes to CMOA from the August Wilson Society in Washington, D.C., where he served as a board member and interim Communications Director.

Beforehand, he spent time in Pittsburgh as the Managing Director of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Newman managed the Center’s daily operations, advanced institutional relationships, and oversaw facilities, production management, patron services, and the development of organizational structure procedures.

Prior to this role, Newman worked at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. for over a decade as Director of Operations and Collaborative Programming. During his tenure, he oversaw operations of the school. He also managed audience and patron services, safety and security, licensing and events, and contracted production and operations staff. Notably, he served as the Project Director for the modernization and expansion of the Duke Ellington School; is the founder and former Chair of the school’s Technical Design and Production Department; and a founding member of the school’s Alumni Association.


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