Joan Mitchell Foundation Adds Finance Veteran Marc Chennault to Its Board

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Joan Mitchell Foundation Adds Finance Veteran Marc Chennault to Its Board

NEW YORK, NY—June 23, 2020—The Joan Mitchell Foundation announced today the appointment of Marc Chennault to its Board of Directors for a three-year term. Chennault, who brings 20 years of private investment experience, has been advising the Foundation’s Finance Committee since 2017, and his formal appointment to the Board recognizes and expands his leadership role. Chennault currently serves as a Senior Advisor at Cherokee Acquisition LLC, and additionally sits on the Board of The Reciprocity Foundation, a New York-based non-profit focused on holistic health programs for New Yorkers facing homelessness, incarceration, and trauma. The announcement follows the Foundation’s appointment of artist Paul Ramírez Jonas to the Board in February 2020.

“Marc has been an incredible partner over the last three years, offering invaluable guidance and insight to our Finance Committee,” said Christa Blatchford, the CEO of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. “Equally, Marc brings a deep appreciation for the arts and a shared commitment to supporting the lives and careers of artists. As the Foundation navigates the economic uncertainty of the current moment, we know that Marc’s expertise as well as his enthusiasm for our mission will be essential to our ongoing success. We look forward to welcoming him to our team and broadening our work together.”

Prior to taking his position as Senior Advisor at Cherokee Acquisition LLC in 2020, Chennault held investment, advisory, and sales and trading roles at S.G. Preston Company, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Citadel Securities LLC, and Morgan Stanley in the United States and Europe. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration (with Honors) degrees from the University of Michigan. A native of Detroit, Chennault previously served as an advisor to the Heidelberg Project, an outdoor art environment established by painter and sculptor Tyree Guyton to enhance neighborhood life through art...

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