News Release

The Cleveland Museum of Art Elects Three New Members to Board of Trustees

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Elizabeth Bolander

The Cleveland Museum of Art
ebolander [at] clevelandart.org
(216) 707-2264

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that Rev. Jawanza K. Colvin, Lauren Rich Fine and Peter Raskind have been elected to five-year terms as standing members of the Board of Trustees.

In the coming year, the Cleveland Museum of Art Board of Trustees will oversee the continuation of the museum's $350 million comprehensive renovation and expansion of its facilities. The project, the largest of its kind by a cultural institution in Ohio, will leave no part of the museum untouched upon its completion in 2013. In addition, they will oversee the reopening of the full museum in 2014 and the preparation for the museum's centennial in 2016.

Biographies of Incoming Board of Trustees Members

Rev. Jawanza Karriem Lightfoot Colvin has been senior pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland since January 2009. In addition, he is co-chair of Greater Cleveland Congregations, a new interfaith organization involved with social justice issues such as education, jobs, health care, criminal justice and sustainable food. Previously, he served 7 years as pastor of East Friendship Baptist Church in Washington, DC, after working on the ministerial staffs of Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, NY and Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

Rev. Colvin is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his Master's of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. He lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Allison Jaynes Colvin, and two sons.

Lauren Rich Fine has been an executive search consultant at Howard & O'Brien Associates since 2010, and also serves as a practitioner-in-residence at Kent State University's College of Communication and Information. Ms. Fine serves on the boards of the Dolan Company, Brand Muscle and iGuiders; and on the non-profit boards of the Chautauqua Foundation, Inc., Cleveland International Film Festival, In Counsel with Women, Jump Start Inc. and the Urban Community School. She is a past board member of Laurel School in Shaker Heights.

At the museum, Ms. Fine is a member of the Womens Council, a former member of the marketing advisory committee and was a Museum Associates participant.

She is a graduate of Tufts University and earned her MBA from Stern School of Management at New York University. Ms. Fine resides in Shaker Heights with her husband, Gary Giller, and their 5 children/stepchildren.

Peter Raskind served as president, chairman and CEO of National City Corporation until 2008 when PNC Financial Services Group acquired National City. He also worked as the interim CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District from 2010-11 and previously served as interim CEO of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority from 2009-10. Mr. Raskind serves as a trustee of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, and has served on the boards of the Cleveland Leadership Center, Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), Greater Cleveland Partnership, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Mr. Raskind lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Julie Adler Raskind.

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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 61,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, and performing arts. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit ClevelandArt.org.