Lindsay Cooper Martin named to Wexner Center post

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lindsay Cooper Martin will join the Wexner Center for the Arts as deputy director, effective July 16. The Wexner Center for the Arts, which announced her hiring on Thursday, is  Ohio State University’s multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.

Martin will primarily focus on integrated and strategic organizational capacity-building across administrative, operational and advancement functions including marketing/communications, development and patron services.

Martin comes to the Wex from the Hammer Museum at UCLA where she served as director of administration for three years.

Prior to her tenure with the Hammer, Martin served for 10 years at Lord Cultural Resources, a global cultural consulting practice working with nonprofits, governments and higher education institutions to plan and manage cultural places, programs and resources.

Wex Director Sherri Geldin notes, “Lindsay’s knowledge of the field is incredible, and she has extensive experience with strategic and operational planning for institutions similar to the Wex. From conceiving new or renovated physical facilities to shaping effective administrative and advancement teams and processes, she is adept at connecting the dots across multiple functions—from data gathering and analysis, marketing, development and patron services to the operational infrastructure required for institution-wide success. As the Wex embarks on envisioning its future amidst a re-imagined gateway to the university, Lindsay’s keen and multifaceted perspective will be an enormous asset to everyone—the Wex board and staff, as well as colleagues at The Ohio State University.”