The beginning of a new year signals a changing of the guard at the Decorative Arts Trust. As our Board of Governors begins its 2020 transition, we are taking this time to thank three longtime leaders and to welcome two new leaders to our fold.
Helen Scott Reed
Helen Scott Reed has been a prominent fixture at the Trust for almost 40 years. Helen Scott was a driving force behind the creation of the Study Trip Abroad program in the 1990s and has led dozens of programs across Europe with our members. She served as the Board’s Treasurer for three years and Secretary for eight years. We wish Helen all the best, and we know we’ll see her on our travels!
James J. Hardy
Dr. James J. Hardy was appointed to the Board in 2007 and has served as Treasurer since 2017. Jim and his wife, Mig, have been active members, participating in numerous domestic and international programs. Jim recently opened James Hardy Design, Inc. and is transitioning from a medical practice to an interior design studio.
Lucinda A. Brockway
The Board thanks outgoing Governor Cindy Brockway, who joined the Trust in 2012 and became a Governor in 2014. She currently serves as the Cultural Resources Program Director for The Trustees of Reservations, where she has been responsible for cultural landscapes and other cultural resources throughout Trustees’ 25,000 acres and 107 properties across Massachusetts. She was especially instrumental in facilitating the events of the Fall 2019 Symposium in the Berkshires.
New Board Governor Mel Buchanan is the RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at New Orleans Museum of Art. She studied at Yale University and the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and has held roles at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design. We’re looking forward to working with Mel on many upcoming decorative arts projects.
We welcome Gregory May to the Board as well. May is an internationally-known tax expert who brings a fresh and vigorous perspective to American financial history. After working as a Supreme Court law clerk, Greg practiced law in Washington, DC, and New York for thirty years. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Harvard Law School. He has spent decades of working on historic preservation, and his knowledge of finance, history, and material culture will be an asset to the Trust.
Thank you these and all of the other leaders on our Board of Governors who have dedicated their time to guiding the Decorative Arts Trust.