Announcement from the Board of Directors

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March 9, 2015

The Snow Farm Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Mary Jo Murphy of Pittsfield, MA as Executive Director.  Mary Jo's twenty years of progressive nonprofit leadership experience includes the following positions:

  • Executive Director at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum in Maryland;
  • Director of Development at the Museum of Art & History in California;
  • Director of Development at the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts; and
  • Leadership Annual Giving Officer at Miss Hall’s School in Massachusetts.  

In addition, Mary Jo served as an Accreditation Panel Reviewer for the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C.; a Grant Panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council in Baltimore, MD; Grant Panelist for the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County in Santa Cruz, CA; and Consultant for The Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.

Mary Jo has a Bachelor of Arts in Art Management from Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. and an M.B.A. degree in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Process from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA.

The Snow Farm community welcomes Mary Jo and looks forward to the passion and experience she brings to the New England Craft Program.