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Utah Museum of Fine Arts Appoints New Director of Development and External Relations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) announced Ms. Lisa A. Arnette as the institution’s new Director of Development and External Relations. Arnette assumed her new position at the Museum on November 23, 2009. A highly motivated professional with over 19 years of comprehensive development experience, Arnette is no stranger to Museum management or nonprofit fundraising. From 1998 to 2003, she served as a development officer at the Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH) on the University of Utah campus, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of fundraising and membership, including raising funds for the UMNH capital campaign for a new facility. After a successful tenure at the UMNH, Arnette accepted a position as Director of Advancement at Judge Memorial Catholic High School, where she built a thriving development program. Arnette’s time at Judge resulted in an 89% increase in annual