Left to right: George P. Denny, III (Chair, Boston, MA), John Baird (Chicago, IL), Claudia A. Polley
(San Francisco, CA), Douglas Durst (New York, NY), James S. Hoyte (Boston, MA), Steve Baird (Chicago, IL), Martha M. Wyckoff (Seattle, WA), Brian M. Beitner (Boulder, CO), Reverend Carla Valentine Pryne (Seattle,WA), William B. Rogers (Kensington, CA), George Bell (Boston, MA), Margaret L. Brown (Anchorage, AK), Douglas P. Ferguson (Mill Valley, CA), Michael E. Patterson (New York, NY), Elliot P. Laws (Washington, D.C.), William J. Cronon (Madison, WI), James D. Sano (San Rafael, CA), F. Jerome Tone (Seattle, WA).
Claudia A. Polley, San Francisco, CA, is President of Arts Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in institutional planning and visitor experience development for new cultural institutions and those involved with change.
works with clients and colleagues to provide a clear path to good museum practice as part of social and economic development strategies in the United States and throughout the world.
longtime international museum involvement, she
works with her
clients in developing the best strategies for success in the 21st century.
work provides clients with a breadth of vision reflecting the global nature of every institution's mission and mandate.
In addition to her international museum work, Claudia is a specialist in heritage preservation and cultural tourism.
She has been a speaker at conferences around the world, including being a Guest Lecturer at the Chautauqua Institution, and a speaker at the United Nations in Geneva.
Because of more than ten years of service on TPL's
National Leadership (Advisory) Council, it is her
work in cultural and natural preservation that allows her
to have a unique and widely respected view of necessary futuring for a better world.
native of Indianapolis, IN, graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School
, former broadcaster with National Public Radio and NBC News
, and national staff to presidential candidates in 1972 and 1984, her
work today reflects a life long commitment to excellence through cultural learning and social responsibility.