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DELAWARE ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS
Wilmington, DE (May 25, 2006)—The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce Gerret van S. Copeland has been elected to the newly created position of chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Copeland is the grandson of Louisa d’Andelot du Pont Copeland, who was one of the founders as well as the first president of the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, which later became the Delaware Art Museum. Continuing a tradition of family generosity that spans several generations, Mr. Copeland and his wife Tatiana were honored in 2005 as the largest individual donors to the Museum’s capital campaign.
Additionally, Rodney P. Wood has been elected as the new president of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Wood is an executive vice president of Wilmington Trust Company and the head of its Wealth Advisory Business division. He is on the Board of Directors of several Wilmington Trust subsidiaries and affiliates, including Camden Partners, Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, Grant Tani Barash & Altman, Wilmington Brokerage Services, Wilmington Trust FSB, Wilmington Trust Investment Management, and Wilmington Trust of Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Michigan and is an alumnus of the A.B.A. Graduate School of Commercial Banking.
The other officers of the Board of Trustees are as follows: Carolyn S. Burger, first vice president; Brock J. Vinton, second vice president; Daniel M. Kristol, secretary; and Peggy H. Woolard, assistant secretary.
After careful review by the Board’s Governance Committee, the following six individuals were nominated and elected to serve as Trustees by the Museum’s Members at the 2006 Annual Membership Meeting:
David W. Baldt is executive vice president of Schroder Investment Management. He has served as director of fixed income for Delaware Trust Company and as managing director of U.S. fixed income for Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Bank. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Mr. Baldt’s current service includes memberships to the Board of Trustees of both the Delaware Theatre Company and the University of Delaware Visiting Investment Committee. He also serves on the University of Delaware Research Foundation Investment Committee, the Curtis Institute of Music Corporate Partners Board, and the University of Delaware Visiting Athletic Committee.
Steve Boyden, a resident of Wilmington since 1985, retired last year from his position at MBNA as senior executive vice president with responsibility for corporate communications and company-wide quality programs. He currently serves on the Delaware State Arts Council and is a Trustee of Winterthur Museum & Country Estate. He is rejoining the Delaware Art Museum Board of Trustees after an earlier term as president.
Maria M. “Mati” Bonetti Buccini has enjoyed careers with Philip Morris USA and MTV since earning an MBA from Columbia University. She is a Board member of the Ministry of Caring in Wilmington, and she also serves on several junior committees in New York City, including Casita Maria (New York's premier settlement house serving the Hispanic Community) and Light Up a Life (to support the Department of Pediatrics of the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center). Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Mati is a graduate of Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, and serves as a member of the Farmington’s Future Committee to help raise funds for the school’s capital campaign.
Terry Caloghiris is group vice president of DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies. He joined DuPont in 1979 in London, England, and was named to his current position in 2006. Mr. Caloghiris has served as chairman of the Operating Board of the American Plastics Council and is a member of HRH the Prince of Wales’s Business & the Environment Programme. Born in Cairo, Egypt, he earned degrees at the University of Surrey, in the United Kingdom, and the Université de Caen, in France.
Henry W Fulton III is the sales executive for Bank of America Card Services. He joined Bank of America in 1995. Prior to the merger of Bank of America and MBNA, Mr. Fulton served as the Credit Card executive for Bank of America's Global Consumer and Small Business Banking. Mr. Fulton started his career with Citibank for 11 years. He earned bachelor's degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Denver.
Carol S. Rothschild taught in the Delaware public school system for 25 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and her graduate work at the University of Maryland. She co-founded the Delaware Science Alliance, a statewide organization that links the scientific industry with educators and students, and served as chair for two years. Her current service includes memberships to the Board of Trustees of both the Delaware Children’s Museum and the Jewish Federation of Delaware.
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum holds a world-renowned collection of more than 12,000 works focusing on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century as well as the English Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century. Newly renovated and expanded, the Delaware Art Museum offers an outdoor Sculpture Park, the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, studio art classes, an interactive Kids’ Corner learning area, the delART Café featuring free Wi-Fi access, and the Museum Store with distinctive books and gifts.