The Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce and welcome Elizabeth Wylie as the new executive director at Andalusia. Ms. Wylie served as the Director of Business Development for Finegold Alexander + Associates (architecture and planning practice) in Boston from 2008 to 2012. She has also served as a private consultant for the last two years, providing strategy, marketing, development, and sustainability planning for museum, cultural, conservation, and preservation organizations and associated industries. She has held upper-level administrative positions at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, and the Aidekman Art Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She is a veteran professional with significant management, writing, fundraising, marketing, and communication skills.
Ms. Wylie earned a MaElizabeth Wyliester of Arts degree in Art History and a Certificate in Museum Studies from New York University, Institute of Fine Arts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Museum Studies (Cum Laude, Dean's List) from Boston University. She is a Green Building Institute, LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and has presented on numerous occasions for the American Alliance of Museums, the New England Museum Association, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
"I am thrilled to be taking the helm at Andalusia and look forward to building on the hard work that has been accomplished to date," Wylie said. "As an O'Connor fan, preservationist, and environmentalist, I am excited by the opportunities at the farm for engagement, collaboration, and inspiration."