(New York, March 25, 2021) -- The Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) is pleased to announce the election of Julia Alexander, a digital learning executive and entrepreneur, and Luc M. Volatier, a business executive and collector. Ms. Alexander and Mr. Volatier will serve as elective trustees.
“I am thrilled with the addition of Julia and Luc to the Museum’s board,” said President Elizabeth V. Warren. “Their wide-ranging experiences and diverse backgrounds will be of great help to us as we continue to build our endowment and raise the profile of the Museum.”
Museum Director and CEO Jason T. Busch commented, “As champions of art and global innovation, Julia and Luc will make wonderful contributions to the Museum. I look forward to working with them as we kick-off celebrations for AFAM’s 60th anniversary.”
Julia F. Alexander
Julia F. Alexander is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer ExecOnline, an online learning company. She previously served as CEO of Dalberg Research, an emerging markets-focused research firm, and began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co in NY. She has worked in and traveled to over 70 countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets. A native of Manhattan and based in Washington DC, Ms. Alexander holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University.
Luc M. Volatier
Luc M. Volatier has spent his career working for consumer goods companies. Most recently, he was the Chief Supply Chain Officer of a multibillion-dollar firm. His work has included posts in several countries in Europe and Asia. Luc’s eclectic interests as a collector embrace many different self-taught and folk artists, as well as works by artists associated with Letterism and Fluxus. Born in France, and raised in Mauritania, Mr. Volatier now resides in The Netherlands.
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