Today the Mint Museum made the long anticipated announcement that they found a new President & CEO. They chose Dr. Todd Herman, who has been the Director and CEO of Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas since 2011. He will join the Mint effective August 20.
Herman oversaw a dramatic period of growth, fundraising, and forward-looking planning at the Arkansas Arts Center. His accomplishments include raising $16 million to repay debt and increase the museum’s endowment, and hiring new curators to expand exhibition programs. He currently oversees a $6.2 million operating budget and manages 50 full-time and 30 part-time employees and 350 volunteers.
At the Mint, he will oversee a $10.1 million operating budget and manage 54 full-time and 23 part-time employees and 1,200 volunteers.
Prior to Arkansas, Herman was chief curator for six years at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina; and he spent seven years at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has held two Samuel H. Kress Fellowships and has taught art history at universities in Italy, South Carolina, Virginia, and in the Midwest. He received undergraduate degrees in art history and microbiology from James Madison University and his Ph.D. in art history from Case Western Reserve University with a focus on Italian Renaissance painting.
Herman was born in York, Penn. (home of the York Peppermint Pattie). He will move to Charlotte with his partner, Harry Gerard, and their two dogs, Abby and Lola. He is an avid jet skier and lover of travel, food, wine, and gardening.