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Director Newark, NJ

Newark Museum has named Linda Harrison as its next Director, effective January 2019.

Linda comes to Newark from San Francisco, where she has served as Executive Director and CEO of The Museum of the African Diaspora since 2013. She will be joining the Newark Museum with more than 20 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining MoAD, she founded two San Francisco businesses, and worked as a Vice President for Eastman Kodak, along with other Fortune 500 companies.

Linda holds a BA in Mass Communications from Loyola University of Chicago, and she is a Getty Foundation Executive Leadership Institute Fellow. Linda has garnered awards for her work on behalf of the Yerba Buena Arts district. She is also a recipient of the 2017 Arts and Culture award from San Francisco's Commission on the Status of Women.

Anita Tien led this search with Ben Tobin. 


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