Board of Directors

Gibbes Museum of Art Board of Directors 2014

  • Mrs. Laura Gates – President
    Former VP, Field Museum, Chicago; Principal, McKinsey & Company, Inc.; Director, AMLI Residential
  • Mrs. Jill Almeida – First Vice President
    Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; the Old Masters Society and Sustaining Fellows of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL; the Board of Trustees of Historic Charleston Foundation,
  • Dr. John (Jeb) Hallett – Second Vice President
    Physician and Surgeon, Roper St Francis Heart and Vascular Center; Founding Member of Gibbes–Roper St. Francis Art of Healing program
  • Mrs. Harriet Smart – Secretary
    Former Career Consultant, George Mason University; Community Volunteer
  • Ms. Eleanor Hale – Treasurer
    Community Volunteer, Baltimore, MD, and Charleston, SC
  • Mr. Allan Anderson – Immediate Past President
    Retired Principal, Edward Jones Investments; Trustee, Wabash College Advisory Board; College of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, SC
  • Dr. David Adams
    Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, MUSC
  • Mrs. Ruth Baker
    Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools; Founder Gibbes etc., Kiawah Island, SC
  • Ms. Jane (Tater) Beak
    Docent at major US museums: High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Terra Museum and Art Institute, Chicago, IL; Halsey Institute, Charleston, SC
  • Mr. Thomas Bennett
    Career Agent, Carriage Properties, Charleston, SC
  • Mrs. Tippy Brickman
    Retired Art Gallery Owner; Visual Arts Consultant
  • Mrs. Ginny Brush
    Former educator; Currently floral designer and volunteer events coordinator, Charleston Garden Club
  • Ms. Ann Burnett
    Vice President, Provider Network Innovations & Partnerships, BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Mr. Van Campbell
    Retired Vice Chairman of Corning, Inc.; Served on many corporate boards
  • Mrs. Susan Campbell
    Former VP and President, Gibbes, etc., Kiawah Island, SC
  • Mr. John Cay, III
    Chairman of Cay Insurance Services
  • Ms. Lucile Cogswell
    Business Manager, WECCO of Charleston; Former Business Manager, Sotheby's New York
  • Mr. David Cohen
    Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, College of Charleston; Historian and Librarian
  • Mrs. Amy Coy
    Sales Manager, BTG International, Inc.
  • Mrs. Esther Ferguson
    Philanthropist; Community Volunteer
  • Mrs. Shannon Gillespie
    Partner, Campo Marzio, Charleston, SC
  • Mr. Roy Green
    Retired program manager, State of Michigan; I'On Trust, Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Ms. Irma B. Green, Member Emeritus
    Retired Media Specialist
  • Ms. Lou Hammond
    Founder and Chairman, Lou Hammond & Associates; Spoleto Festival USA Board; The Medical University of SC Foundation
  • Ms. Ellen Harley
    VP Harley Property Investors; Former Pennsylvania State House Member
  • Mr. Len Hutchison
    Senior Vice President, President, Charleston Area Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Mrs. Wendy Kopp
    Managing Director and Market Executive, U.S. Trust
  • Ms. Barbara Kratovil
    Chemical Bank-Corp, New York; Former Docent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Mrs. Cindy Lenhardt
    Community Volunteer
  • Mrs. Dolly Lipman
    Office Manager, Bluestein and Douglas, LLC; Women's Council President; Community Volunteer
  • Mrs. Gale Messerman
    Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Messerman & Messerman
  • Mrs. Rhett Outten
    Owner Croghan's Jewel Box,Charleston, SC; Community Volunteer
  • Mrs. Lorraine Powers
    Retired Elementary Principal Dorchester School District Two; serves on Foster Care Review Board 9d and Charleston County First Steps Board
  • Ms. Helen Pratt-Thomas
    Private Banker with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Founder and Past President, Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum
  • Dr. Harold Rhodes
    Owner of private dental practice, Walterboro, SC; Founder, United Dental Group; Art Collector
  • The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor City of Charleston, Honorary Member
    Mayor, City of Charleston
  • Mrs. Betsy Saal
    Community activist in Charleston in support of non-profits related to the arts, health, and education; formerly Real Estate Development and Sales, Cincinnati, OH
  • Mrs. Michele Seekings
    Neuroscience Account Manager, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Mr. Michael Seekings
    Partner at Leath, Bouch & Seekings, Charleston, SC; board member of the Cooper River Bridge Run and Charleston Area Convention and Visitor Bureau
  • Mrs. Sally Smith
    Educator and author; Executive Director, The James Buchanan Foundation, Lancaster, PA
  • Mr. Richard (Ras) Smith
    Retired career diplomat; active in community support groups and local educational organizations
  • Mrs. Catherine Smith
    Community Volunteer
  • Mrs. Susan M. Smythe
    Transactional lawyer with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
  • Mrs. Kristin Stevens
    Retired Attorney; Currently a member of the Women's Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Mrs. Barbara Tribble
    Small Business Owner, Franchisee of eight Jenny Craig Weight Management centers in Puerto Rico
  • Mrs. Andi Volpe
    Community Volunteer
  • Dr. Tom Vreede
    Retired General and Vascular Surgeon
  • Mrs. Kay Wendell
    Former educator; Community Volunteer; Officer WVA Federation of Women's Clubs; Parents Guild, Porter Gaud School, Charleston, SC
  • Mrs. Alice Wyatt
    Former Educator; Community Service consultant and Board member, Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Mr. Charles L. (Pete) Wyrick, Jr.
    Former College Teacher; Newspaper Columnist; Arts Administrator; Editor and Publisher