For Immediate Release

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The Gibbes Museum of Art Names James L. Dixon as Director of Finance and Administration

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that James L. Dixon, CPA has accepted the position of Director of Finance and Administration. He is taking over from Janet Scarborough who retired from the Gibbes after 5 years of service as of January 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Gibbes, Mr. Dixon worked as the Controller/CFO of the YMCA of Frederick County, Maryland, and as a Senior Accountant for the Frederick County Public School District. “We are thrilled to welcome Jim to the Gibbes Museum of Art. His extensive experience in education and the non-profit world will serve the museum as we move forward in our mission to preserve and promote the art of Charleston and the American South,” says Executive Director, Angela Mack.

Dixon graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting and has a B.A. in History/Political Science from Bridgewater College in Virginia. In his role as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Dixon will be responsible for the maintenance of accurate financial records, effective and current financial systems and statements, the budget and anticipation of financial problems, and management of financial assets and insurance. As Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Dixon will be responsible for human resources administration and problem resolution, management of employee benefits programs, contract review and oversight, and coordination of legal issues with attorneys.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401