Press Release The Warhol Advisory Board Designates Jim Spencer as Vice Chair
For immediate release
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Andy Warhol Museum advisory board named Jim Spencer as vice chair at their recent June 2021 meeting.
Spencer has been a member of The Warhol’s advisory board since 2016. He has 35 years of experience in the power industry managing the development and financing of energy projects in both developed and underdeveloped countries. Spencer spent a decade in Asia with Sithe Power, which he was the founder of, and was the president and CEO of Ever Power Wind Holdings, Inc., a national utility scale development and operating wind company, for 16 years. Currently, Spencer is the managing partner of Exus North America Management Partners, a global asset manager for renewable energies.
“I am delighted to be able to support our board chair and the extremely talented, diverse and creative team at all levels of management and staff which makes The Warhol such a special museum both in Pittsburgh and throughout the world in fulfilling the museum’s mission of Warhol for all,” commented Spencer.
Spencer is a Pittsburgh native and received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In addition to The Warhol, he is currently on the boards of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Promise.
“Jim has been a generous and strategic member of The Warhol advisory board. We’re honored that he will bring his business skills and passion for contemporary art to this leadership role,” stated Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol.
The Andy Warhol Museum Advisory Board
Demetrios Patrinos, Chair
James Spencer, Vice Chair
Judith Evans Thomas, Secretary
Ann M. McGuinn, Treasurer
Amy Baron Brourman
Judith Evans Thomas
Edith H. Fisher (Honorary)
Vincent P. Fremont (Emeritus)
William E. Hunt (Ex Officio)
Maureen B. Kerr
Dr. Steven Knapp (Ex Officio)
Ann M. McGuinn
Patrick Moore (Ex Officio)
Demetrios T. Patrinos
Dmitri D. Shiry
Juliet Lea H. Simonds (Emeritus)
Erich C. Smith
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.
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