For Immediate Release
New Personnel and New Positions at the Gibbes Museum of Art
(July 23, 2010 – Charleston, SC) – For fiscal year 2010/2011, the Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce two new hires and several staff promotions. On June 29, Lasley Poe Steever joined the museum in the newly created position of Program and Events Manager. Meredith Siemens joins the Gibbes today as Rental Events Coordinator.
The new fiscal year brought the promotion of several staff members including Sara Arnold, former Associate Curator of Collections and now Curator of Collections, Marla Loftus, former Director of Communications and now Director of Museum Relations, Rebecca Sailor, former Education and Outreach Coordinator and now Associate Curator of Education, Janet Scarborough, former Director of Finance and Administration and now Chief Financial Officer, and Pam Wall, former Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Interpretation and now Curator of Exhibitions.
Lasley Poe Steever
Prior to joining the Gibbes as Program and Events Manager, Ms. Steever worked in special events for the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA. Before moving to Charleston in 2009, Ms. Steever worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She joined the Met in 1998 where her positions included Managing Editor for the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History and Website Content Manager.
Lasley Poe Steever is a 1996 Cum Laude graduate of Duke University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Fine Art. As Program and Events Manager, Ms. Steever will manage all internal and external museum programs.
In addition to her new role as Rental Events Coordinator for the Gibbes, Ms. Siemens runs Code Red Consulting, a communications firm that specializes in marketing for lifestyle clients. Prior to Code Red Consulting, Ms. Siemens served as Editor for Where Magazine.
Meredith Siemens is a 2005 graduate of DePauw University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications & English Writing. Ms. Siemens is involved in many community organizations and events including the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Spoleto SCENE, Charleston Young Professionals, and Covered in Blue Colon Cancer Awareness. As Rental Events Coordinator for the Gibbes, Ms. Siemens will promote the museum as a premier rental venue in the Charleston area.
GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART
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