Tuesday December 13, 2011
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  • Press Release

The Cleveland Museum of Art Elects Three New Members to Board of Trustees

exterior of the CMA building

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Museum of Art announced today that Rev. Jawanza K. Colvin, Lauren Rich Fine and Peter Raskind have been elected to five-year terms as standing members of the Board of Trustees.

In the coming year, the Cleveland Museum of Art Board of Trustees will oversee the continuation of the museum's $350 million comprehensive renovation and expansion of its facilities. The project, the largest of its kind by a cultural institution in Ohio, will leave no part of the museum untouched upon its completion in 2013. In addition, they will oversee the reopening of the full museum in 2014 and the preparation for the museum's centennial in 2016.

Biographies of Incoming Board of Trustees Members

Rev. Jawanza Karriem Lightfoot Colvin has been senior pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland since January 2009. In addition, he is co-chair of Greater Cleveland Congregations, a new interfaith organization involved with social justice issues such as education, jobs, health care, criminal justice and sustainable food. Previously, he served 7 years as pastor of East Friendship Baptist Church in Washington, DC, after working on the ministerial staffs of Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, NY and Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

Rev. Colvin is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his Master's of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. He lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Allison Jaynes Colvin, and two sons.

Lauren Rich Fine has been an executive search consultant at Howard & O'Brien Associates since 2010, and also serves as a practitioner-in-residence at Kent State University's College of Communication and Information. Ms. Fine serves on the boards of the Dolan Company, Brand Muscle and iGuiders; and on the non-profit boards of the Chautauqua Foundation, Inc., Cleveland International Film Festival, In Counsel with Women, Jump Start Inc. and the Urban Community School. She is a past board member of Laurel School in Shaker Heights.

At the museum, Ms. Fine is a member of the Womens Council, a former member of the marketing advisory committee and was a Museum Associates participant.

She is a graduate of Tufts University and earned her MBA from Stern School of Management at New York University. Ms. Fine resides in Shaker Heights with her husband, Gary Giller, and their 5 children/stepchildren.

Peter Raskind served as president, chairman and CEO of National City Corporation until 2008 when PNC Financial Services Group acquired National City. He also worked as the interim CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District from 2010-11 and previously served as interim CEO of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority from 2009-10. Mr. Raskind serves as a trustee of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, and has served on the boards of the Cleveland Leadership Center, Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), Greater Cleveland Partnership, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Mr. Raskind lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Julie Adler Raskind.

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