TYLER — The Tyler Museum of Art has hired Christopher M. Leahy of Alexandria, Va., as its next Executive Director effective in mid-July. The Board of Trustees unanimously selected Leahy from among three finalists vetted from more than 80 national and international applicants.
Leahy arrives with more than 30 years of leadership and management experience, most recently as vice president for finance and administration at The Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, Virginia. His previous leadership roles include positions as CFO and chief administrative officer at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design and director of finance at The Phillips Collection, both in Washington, D.C. Prior to moving into nonprofit leadership, he was the CFO of an Alexandria-based for-profit defense consulting firm.