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MOWA Board of Directors

Our Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Our 2021 Board


Phillip R. Maples

Past President

Heather Dunn

Vice President

Claire Rolfs


Thadd J. Llaurado


Frederick C. Schwertfeger


Rafael Francisco Salas

James and Karen Hyde Executive Director

Laurie Winters, ex officio


Wendy A. Burke

Lea Culver

Prudence Pick Hway

James Hyde, Ph.D

Dale Kent

Beth Lipman

Linda Marcus

Robert Ramsthal

Michael Schilling

Andrea Schloemer

Andrea Sellinger

Fred Stonehouse


Melitta Hedwig Suder-Pick (1886–1972)

Museum Executive Director & CEO


Executive Director | CEO

Laurie Winters


Laurie Winters, the Karen and James Hyde Executive Director, joined MOWA in late 2012 just prior to the opening of the museum’s new facility. Under her leadership, MOWA launched and rebranded the institution in 2013, created a garden campus in 2018, opened a satellite location in downtown Milwaukee in 2019, and set year-after-year visitor attendance records with an exciting array of programs and exhibitions.

Winters came to MOWA from the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she had served for 16 years in curatorial and administrative roles. She holds a graduate degree in art history from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Alverno College.

Museum Administrative Staff

Chief Financial Officer

Dan Corry

Executive Admin & HR

Gina Gustrowsky

Director of Communications & Marketing

Jennifer Turner

Director of Development & Membership

Heidi Wirth

Museum Curatorial Voices

Curatorial Engagement Fellow

Anwar Floyd-Pruitt

Adjunct Curator

J Tyler Friedman

Curator of Youth Education Programs

Courtney Hinder

Director of Exhibitions

Graeme Reid

Curator of Public Programs

Ally Wilber