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Susan Henshaw Jones, Chair

Chairman; term expired February 15, 2023.

Susan Henshaw Jones continues to serve until she is reappointed or a successor is appointed.  Ms. Jones retired on December 31, 2015 as the Ronay Menschel Director and CEO of the Museum of the City of New York.  Her thirteen-year stint included the launch and completion of a $99 million capital project; the organization of a multitude of temporary exhibitions and public programs; the initiation of a long-term exhibition called New York at its Core that opened in the fall of 2016; and numerous collections initiatives.  Prior to leading the City Museum, Ms. Jones was the CEO of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and the President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy on two occasions.   She began her career in New York City in the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay.  Ms. Jones also worked as a lender at Citibank, N.A. after earning an MBA from Columbia Business School.  She graduated from Vassar College.