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Pizzuti Collection

Interim Director

The Work

During this 8-month engagement, Terri served as Interim Director of the Pizzuti Collection, a museum showcasing the private contemporary art collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti.  During her tenure, Terri collaborated with the Pizzuti Collection's Founder and Board Chair to broker an agreement for the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) to acquire, lead and administer the Pizutti Collection commencing January 1, 2019. She partnered with the Pizzuti Collection team and the CMA executive team to transition programming, operations and assets. In partnership with board members, colleagues and others, the team crafted and implemented a 6-week fundraising campaign, pitched and secured earned media coverage, and planned and executed a 5th anniversary/thank-you event for artists, donors, members and civic leaders. 


As Interim Director, Terri played a critical role in the merger of the Pizzuti Collection with the Columbus Museum of Art. Her leadership style and organizational talent could benefit any organization.

~ Ronald A. Pizzuti, Chairman, The Pizzuti Companies

The merger benefited substantially from Terri's skillful leadership. Her ability to lead calmly and intentionally toward a desired outcome is extraordinary. 

~ Arlene Weiss, Founding Board Member, Pizzuti Collection; Board Member, Columbus Museum of Art

Terri is an unrelenting, supportive leader who plans strategically and achieves goals urgently and efficiently. I was thrilled to work with her! Working with her on this project made a huge difference in achieving a positive outcome.

~ Nannette V. Maciejunes, Executive Director and CEO, Columbus Museum of Art

Working with Terri was a great experience. Her interim leadership at the Pizzuti Collection was deeply valuable to our merger with the Museum, and to me personally. Our team quickly came to appreciate her executive experience as we navigated new challenges, and welcomed her coaching and mentoring as we positioned for a new future. The merger was easier because of Terri's active support, her calm, confident style, and constant professionalism. Future clients will be fortunate to have her guide an executive leadership team.

~ Mark Zuzik, Manager, Operations and Visitor Experience, Columbus Museum of Art

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