Richard P. Townsend Steps Down as President and CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art

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LONG BEACH, CA.- Mike Deovlet and Burke Gumbiner, Co-Chairmen of the Museum of Latin American Art’s (MOLAA) Board of Directors, announced today that Richard P. Townsend has stepped down as President and CEO of MOLAA to pursue other opportunities. Since joining MOLAA in May 2009, Townsend has played an instrumental role in reshaping and strengthening the artistic vision of the museum. One of his first and most critical moves was bringing on MOLAA’s current Chief Curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill. Together, Fajardo-Hill and Townsend have produced some of the most compelling and artistically challenging exhibitions in the institution’s history. The result – growing admissions and increasing accolades from the museum industry and media critics regionally, nationally, and internationally. These are signs of great things to come as Fajardo-Hill continues to lead the curatorial department in carrying out the artisti