Museum of Vancouver announces Mauro Vescera as new CEO

Museum of Vancouver announces Mauro Vescera as new CEO


 
VANCOUVER, BC – The Board of Directors of the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to announce
that Mauro Vescera will be joining the Museum as the Chief Executive Officer, effective February 13,
2018.
 
Vescera brings a wealth of leadership, non-profit and cultural experience to the Museum, having worked in and with the non-profit sector, both nationally and internationally, for more than 20 years.
 
Vescera joins the Museum from the Italian Cultural Centre where he was Executive Director. Prior to that, Vescera worked at Simon Fraser University as a major gifts fundraiser, and with the Vancouver Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, for 12 years where he managed several granting portfolios including, Arts and Culture, Environment, Education, Health, Social Enterprise and Animal Welfare. Vescera has extensive experience in the non-profit sector including six years as the Chair of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, a founding board member of the Small Change Fund, and he currently sits on the board of the Jim Green Foundation.
 
Vescera holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, a post-graduate diploma in Renaissance History from the Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.
 
“With Mauro’s deep breadth of experience, his relationships throughout the community and passion for arts and culture, the Museum of Vancouver will continue to develop and promote award winning exhibitions and public programming, attracting both local and international visitors,” said Joan Young, MOV Board Chair.
 
“MOV is one of Vancouver’s great cultural institutions and I am looking forward to working closely with the Board of Directors, the management team and staff to further develop MOV’s priorities, including reconciliation, immigration, natural history, social history and contemporary events and activities” says Vescera.
 
museumofvancouver.ca The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. The museum’s programs, exhibitions, and collections bring people together and inspire conversation about the future. The museum is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring a socially connected, civically engaged city.
 
CONTACT: Joan Young, Chair, Board of Directors, Museum of Vancouver T: 778 918 6461 joan.young@mcmillan.ca
Date 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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