In today’s world of global trade, where businesses can relocate across states and country borders, not-for-profit anchor institutions are ever more important to their local economies. They have a great capacity to be community builders as well as partners with businesses for developing cultural opportunities necessary for attracting and retaining a workforce.
The Peabody Essex Museum, anchored in Salem since 1799, has been at the forefront of community building for centuries.
Their new CEO, Brian Kennedy, will discuss his vision for the museum as well as ways for business and community leaders to partner with the cultural institutions in their communities to fuel regional economic growth.
Registration/Networking - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00-9:00 a.m.
This event is being offered as a free education session.
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801
About the Guest Speaker
CEO, Peabody Essex Museum
Brian Kennedy is the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Born in Dublin, Kennedy has held senior leadership positions at art museums around the world, including posts in Ireland, Australia, and the United States. Kennedy has an abiding interest in perception and visual literacy and is deeply committed to arts education. At PEM, Kennedy will uphold the museum’s legacy to advance its mission, to further its impact, and to ensure that relevant, invigorating museum experiences continue to connect us to one another.