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Kelly M. O’Brien Named Executive Director of Development at Philadelphia Museum

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced the appointment of Kelly M. O’Brien as Executive Director of Development. Ms. O’Brien, who has served as Interim Director of Development since October 2009, has been a member of the staff for the past nine years and during that time has held positions of increasing responsibility, including Major Gifts Officer, Director of Major Gifts, and Director of Individual Giving. Her appointment follows an extensive national search and is effective immediately. Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, stated: “We felt it was critical to appoint someone who understands this institution, can build upon our past fundraising successes, and provide the leadership required to strengthen all aspects of our work in this area, with individuals, foundations, and corporations. Kelly