Guggenheim Foundation Elects Amy Phelan to Board of Trustees

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Elects Amy Phelan to Board of Trustees


(NEW YORK, NY – April 25, 2007)—Amy Phelan has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, it was announced today by William Mack, the Foundation’s Chairman. Mrs. Phelan’s election took place at the April 18, 2007, meeting of the Board. “The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is delighted to welcome Amy Phelan to its Board of Trustees,” said Mr. Mack. “She is an enthusiastic and committed patron of the arts, and we look forward to working with her on the board.”

Collector and philanthropist, Mrs. Phelan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and currently resides in Manhattan. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Marketing and Finance. Prior to her move to New York, Amy was the Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development for Blythe-Nelson, a management services and systems engineering firm in Dallas. She worked with numerous Fortune 500 and local government clients including UUNET, Union Pacific Resources, Chancellor Media, and the General Services Commission of the State of Texas.

Currently, she is a Trustee of Art-Pace San Antonio, and is on the Board of Directors of the New York Junior League, where she is responsible for managing over 500 volunteers in the Healthy Foundations Focus Area. She is also a member of MoMA’s Contemporary Art Council, the Tate American Acquisitions Committee, and the National Councils of the Aspen Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Mrs. Phelan is the co-chair for the Aspen Art Museum’s Annual Summer Benefit—Art Crush, and the Whitney Museum’s 2007 Fall Gala.

She and her husband, John Phelan, who is co-founder and a Managing Partner of MSD Capital, are passionate art collectors. Mrs. Phelan is the second trustee to be named in 2007. Earlier this year, Linda Macklowe was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

April 25, 2007

Betsy Ennis, Public Affairs
Telephone: 212 423 3842

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