HUNTINGTON, NY.- Dr. Michael W. Schantz has been appointed to serve as Executive Director of The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York by the institutions Board of Trustees effective November 1, 2010. Judith A. Jedlicka will continue in her role as Interim Executive Director through the end of her contract. Dr. Schantz was the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. Dr. Schantz has extensive knowledge of all aspects of museum operations, from exhibitions to educational programs to fund-raising and community relations. He is a Board member of the Senior Artists Initiative in Philadelphia and has served as Chairman of the Philadelphia Mayors Art Advisory Board, a Board member of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and a Board member of Historic Northwest Coalition in Philadelphia.