Gary Ryan ’81 Will Lead Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art as Executive Director

Gary Ryan ’81, who has served as development director at the Katonah Museum of Art, will become the new executive director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach.

Prior to joining the Katonah Museum, Ms. Ryan founded Palermo Strategy, a fundraising consulting firm, and worked in development positions at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  She will begin her new post in January, succeeding Debi Gray, who announced her retirement in June after serving in the position since 2009.

Welcome back to Hampton Roads, Gary, and congratulations!