Indianapolis Museum of Art Name Jeremiah Wise as New Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Jeremiah “Jerry” Wise has been named the Museum’s Chief Financial Officer following an extensive search. He will begin at the IMA September 9.

In association with Venable and the IMA’s Investment and Finance Committees, Wise will manage the IMA’s investment and debt portfolios, annual budget and annual audit. Wise will also oversee the museum’s Human Resources Department.

Wise comes to the IMA from the Indianapolis Airport Authority, where he served as Treasurer and Director of New Business Development. As Treasurer, Wise implemented the financing plan for the $1.1 billion capital project that culminated in the opening of the new Indianapolis Airport in 2008. As Director of New Business Development, Wise was responsible for creating the award- winning terminal concession program that generates approximately $40 million in annual revenue.

Prior to his work at the Indianapolis Airport Authority, Wise worked for the Indiana Public Finance Office and as an economic consultant for a private firm in Chicago focusing on mergers and acquisitions, cost studies and intellectual property valuation. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Master’s of Urban Planning from New York University. Wise also is recognized as a Certified Treasury Professional by the Association for Financial Professionals and is a member of the upcoming Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVIII.

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