Press Release The Andy Warhol Museum Appoints Demetrios T. Patrinos as New Board Chair; Adds Brian Ludwick and Henry Simonds to Board
For immediate release
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Demetrios T. Patrinos has been named the new board chair at The Andy Warhol Museum. He will work with the board to raise funds to support the museum’s programming and to provide strategic guidance. Patrinos is a trustee of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and a member of its Executive Committee. He also currently serves on the boards of The Pittsburgh Opera and The Pittsburgh Glass Center. Previously, he served on the Individual Gifts Committee for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as well as the Building Committee for The Pittsburgh Opera.
“I am very honored and humbled to be selected to be associated with such a great organization and am looking forward to the challenges,” Patrinos stated.
Patrinos is the CEO of Patrinos Painting and Contracting Company and is an active real-estate developer in the Pittsburgh and Florida markets. He was the owner of Primanti Bros. restaurants for 38 years. During this time, Patrinos was awarded the James Beard American Classics award for exemplary regional restaurants.
“Jim Patrinos will be an ideal board chair for The Warhol. The Patrinos family has a long connection to The Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as philanthropists, volunteers and board members. Jim’s acumen as a business person will serve The Warhol well as we work toward achieving the goals in our strategic plan, and his many relationships in Pittsburgh will be invaluable as we reinforce the museum’s relevance to the community we serve,” stated Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol.
Patrinos’ appointment as board chair was effective on March 16. He replaced former board chair Michele Fabrizi, who will remain on The Warhol board as vice-chair.
Brian Ludwick and Henry Simonds were added as new members to The Warhol board at the organization’s March meeting. Ludwick received a B.S. in Finance from Regis University. He is currently the Market President in Pittsburgh for Bank of America, responsible for community interactions leading integration efforts and delivering the bank locally. Previously, he held various financial positions with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, including market executive, financial advisor, and resident director. Simonds is an artist, collector, curator, and filmmaker. He is currently the president of Headwater Films/Media, which he founded in 2001 to develop and finance independent documentary and narrative films and other media ventures. He has worked as a writer, editor, and producer on over a dozen films. As an artist, he works in photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
The Andy Warhol Museum Board
Demetrios Patrinos, Chair
Michele Fabrizi, Vice Chair
Judith Evans Thomas, Secretary
Maureen B. Kerr, Development Chair
Ann M. McGuinn, Treasurer
Milton Fine (Emeritus)
Edith H. Fisher (Honorary)
Vincent P. Fremont (Emeritus)
William E. Hunt
Maureen B. Kerr
Demetrios T. Patrinos
Barbara A. Scheib
Susan Baker Shipley
Dmitri D. Shiry
Juliet Lea H. Simonds (Emeritus)
Erich C. Smith
Judith Evans Thomas
Joel Wachs (Ex Officio)
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.
Credit and copyright
Demetrios T. Patrinos
Photo by Abby Warhola