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NSU Art Museum welcomes new board members

The Fort Lauderdale-based museum welcomes four new members to its board of governors

NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale’s go-to destination for all things art, recently welcome four women to its Board of Governors.

Representing wide experiences in a variety of sectors, the new members will be “tremendous assets to the museum as it continues to grow and broaden its audience,” says Francie Bishop Good, chair of NSU Art Museum’s Board of Governors.

Adds museum director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater, “We are thrilled to welcome these four accomplished leaders. Their perspectives and range of experience in the areas of business, art, education and philanthropy will be invaluable to the Museum as we further our mission to provide innovative and enriching arts and educational experiences for our growing audiences in both the physical and virtual realms.”

Meet the new members below.

Suzi Cordish

Suzi Cordish

An ambassador for contemporary art, Cordish has spent 35 years building alliances to support arts initiatives and emerging artists. She is board member of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, former president of the board of The Creative Capital Foundation and a former president and board member of Maryland Art Place.

She has been appointed to serve on commissions for the arts under two Maryland governors, including the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Governor’s Commission on the Future of the Arts. As a member of the Maryland State Arts Council, she helped to draft legislation that resulted in the passage of a State Bill to fund public art. The Cordish Companies has developed some of the most successful casino hotel resorts including the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, FL, as well as Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, which features The Cordish Art Collection, a contemporary art collection curated by Suzi and David Cordish, her husband and the company’s Chairman. The company is currently developing a world-class mixed-use resort destination in Pompano, Florida, Live! Resorts Pompano, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment.

Joan Levien Robertson

Joan Levien Robertson

Kingston, Jamaica-native Robertson co-founded freight-forwarding and logistics company Robertson Forwarding (RFC Logistics) with her late husband, Alvin in 1968. She is a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business. She was named International Business Woman of the Year by Women in International Trade and was inducted into the Florida Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Hall of Fame. She previously served on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and for many years has been an active supporter and participant in South Florida’s arts and cultural community.
Ming Chan

Ming Chan

With her expertise in tech innovation, Chan has worked in the banking, finance, manufacturing, government and education sectors. Her strengths in technology and international business include research, design & development, restructuring organizations, strategic planning, and leading positive change. Her early formal education in fine arts, music, foreign languages, and cultures has served her career in organizational leadership well, and now brings her full circle to the world of art and education. She is an alumna of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wellesley College.
Barbara Fosco

Barbara Fosco

For 30 years, Fosco has worked in the arts and early childhood education. She is the creator of her foundation that provides opportunities in the arts for children, young artists and promotion of the arts. She has been involved in chairing various fundraising campaigns for many institutions; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL; Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO; Perspectives Charter School of Chicago; the North Shore Auxiliary of the Chicago Children’s Bureau. She served on the Smart Museum Board of Governors of the University of Chicago and was a member of the Smart’s Collection Committee. She also served on the boards of PAWS Chicago; Chairman and Board Member of the Medical Research Institute Council of Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago; Chairman and member of the North Shore Auxiliary of the Chicago Children’s Bureau; Perspectives Charter School of Chicago; the Women’s Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Performance Committee for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Trustee of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado. She currently serves on the Artadia Board of Directors, a national non-profit supporting visual artists. She is a collector of 20th century minimalist and conceptualist art, contemporary photography and the work of emerging artists.
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