Menil names Sheryl Kolasinski as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer

HOUSTON, TX.- Concluding a national search, Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection, has named Sheryl Kolasinski as the museum’s Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer. In this position – a new one at the Menil – Ms. Kolasinski will work closely with Mr. Helfenstein on strategic planning as well as the gradual implementation of the museum’s master site plan. Serving as chief administrate officer for the Menil, she will also oversee accounting and finance, properties and real estate (the main museum building anchors a 40-acre campus), the Menil Bookstore, security, information technology, legal matters, and facilities operation and maintenance. Ms. Kolasinski assumes her new role in May. “I am thrilled that Sheryl will be joining our leadership team,”said Mr. Helfenstein. “She is coming on board at an exciting time here at the Menil, with our ambitious plans for the future of t