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Museum of Design Atlanta Welcomes New Board Members

Celebrating 25 years in 2014 and located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since March 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.

MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. Credit: MODA
MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. Credit: MODA

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) welcomes 10 new members to its Board of Directors. MODA is thrilled by the new wave of support that will help the museum expand its reach in the Atlanta community and beyond.

“We welcome these new board members and are grateful for the service of those ongoing trustees whose hard work has contributed to MODA’s growth and success in the past years,” said MODA executive director Laura Flusche. “We have ambitious plans for the museum, and I look forward to working with these talented and energetic individuals as we pursue goals that will strengthen MODA’s position as one of Atlanta’s most relevant and essential cultural institutions.”

Since taking the helm at MODA in January 2013, Flusche has redirected MODA’s efforts, developing a strategic plan, advancing an annual exhibition schedule and forming partnerships to strengthen MODA’s position as an educational resource for children and adults. The sweeping changes that have taken place at MODA during the last year will ensure the museum’s viability for the next quarter century.

New MODA Board Members for 2014 are: Bo Adams, Chief Learning & Innovation Officer, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School; Deborah Riley Draper, Vice President, BBDO; Uchenna Ekuma-Nkama, Attorney, Jones Day; William Fogler, Owner & Principal, WM Events; Stephen Franklin, Director of Community & Operations, Son & Sons, Inc.; Jim Fry, Partner, Business Strategy, IBM; Liz Gillespie, Vice President of Marketing, North American Properties; Doug Henderson, Co-Owner, Switch Modern; Jodi Mansbach, Vice President of Development and Sustainability, Jamestown Properties and Keisha Noel, Owner, KZ Noel Jewelry.

Continuing MODA Board Members include: Board Chair Bruce McEvoy, Steve Cannon, Angelyn Chandler, Douglass Grimmett, Phil Harrison, Karen Hughes, Marcus Jackson, Mark Miller, Jennifer Moll, Amy Nelson, Hank Richardson, Linda Schear, Jeff Stratton and Andrew Wilson.

About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Celebrating 25 years in 2014 and located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since March 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA advances the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages. MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more.  For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org or call 404-979-6455.

Museum Hours at 1315 Peachtree are:

Monday Closed

Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

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