January 12, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOYLESTOWN, PA – The Board of Trustees of the James A. Michener Art Museum, a cultural institution in Doylestown, PA dedicated to collecting, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, has recently appointed a new chairman, new president, and three new board members. Louis E. Della Penna, who served as president for four years, is now chairman of the Board of Trustees. Gregory Church has been appointed president for a two-year term. Lizanne Bernlohr, Mary C. Helf, and Christine Taylor were elected to serve three-year terms as new Board of Trustees members.
Lou Della Penna, founder and CEO of LDP Consulting Group, Inc., a Lambertville, New Jersey-based consulting firm specializing in employee benefits solutions, has served on the museum’s Board of Trustees since 2004. A lead donor with his wife Carol, Mr. Della Penna also serves as vice chair of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Foundation Board and is a member of the Doylestown Hospital Foundation Board. He is an emeritus member of The Salvation Army Board of Philadelphia.
Gregory Church established Church Capital Management as a registered investment advisor, oversaw the formation of Bainbridge Securities Inc., served as president of the trust company that acquired both Church Capital and Bainbridge, and established a mutual fund, Church Capital Value Trust. As a commentator for regional and national media, his views have been sought by Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes magazines, and Business Week. He serves on the Board of Directors of Hopewell Valley Community Bank and on the Board of Trustees of Rider University, where he is a member of the Executive Committee. Gregory Church has been a member of the Michener Art Museum Board of Trustees since 2012.
With a background in political science and volunteer work, Lizanne Bernlohr brings to the Michener a deep appreciation of the arts, with particular affinity for Pennsylvania and New Hope Impressionist painters. For the last 30 years, she has dedicated her time and efforts to organizations in the educational and nonprofit sectors.
Mary Helf, senior counsel at Fox Rothschild, LLP, has been a member of the Corporate Business Partner Program for more than 20 years and served recently as membership chair of the Advisory Board. She has been a dynamic and dedicated supporter of the Museum and its programs.
Christine Taylor is the president of CTC Merchandising, US/Hong Kong, which is headquartered in Doylestown, PA. Taylor has been an exhibition sponsor and community advocate for the museum for many years. She was instrumental in the Miles of Mules program; her sponsored mule now resides at the Museum.
About The James A. Michener Art Museum
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines. The museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.
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