Quadracci named president of Milwaukee Art Museum Board of Trustees

Freeman Staff

Dec. 14, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci has been appointed president of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Board of Trustees. He has served as a board trustee since 2014 and, along with the Harry V. Quadracci family, has been a part of the Windhover Foundation, a major donor to the museum. In addition to CEO of Quad/Graphics, Quadracci is chairman and president.

“We are incredibly grateful that Joel has deepened his already considerable involvement with the museum,” said Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner director, Milwaukee Art Museum. “Joel’s keen understanding of the Museum’s connection to people’s lives and the community and his business acumen are invaluable, especially as we undertake the strategic planning process.”

The Quadracci family has supported the museum for decades, including leading the efforts for the Calatravadesigned expansion of the museum in 2001, named after the Quadracci family, as well as participating in Friends of Art, a volunteer support organization of the Museum.

Quadracci officially began as president after the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor in October 2018. Don Layden Jr., the previous president of the Milwaukee Art Museum board, from 2015 to 2018, remains the chairman of the Milwaukee Art Museum Board of Trustees.