Wexner Center for the Arts

Wexner Center Executive Management Team

Gaëtane Verna    
Executive Director

James Petsche   
Executive Assistant

Dionne Custer Edwards  
Head of Learning & Public Practice 
Emily Oilar 
Director of Planning and Strategic Project Management
David Filipi 
Head of Film and Video
Elena Perantoni 
Co-interim Head of Performing Arts
Kathleen Felder 
Co-interim Head of Performing Arts
Cathy Predmore  
Head of Communications and Marketing
Kim Kollman 
Interim Head of Exhibitions
Steve Pruchnicki 
Head of Finance and Administration

Wexner Center Foundation Trustees

The Wexner Center for the Arts is governed by the Wexner Center Foundation Board of Trustees, an independent, nonprofit university affiliate foundation established for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Wexner Center for the Arts. The full board meets three times a year, with the executive committee meeting three to four times annually.

A Message from the Wexner Center Foundation Board of Trustees about Current Events

Leslie H. Wexner, Chair of the Board of Trustees                              

Bill Lambert, President of the Board of Trustees                              

David M. Aronowitz                
Chair, Finance Committee
Karen Lane                                
Rebecca Asmo                              
Pete Scantland                                
Katherine Bauer                               
Joyce Shenk                               
Jeni Britton                               
Alex Shumate                
Chair, Governance and Nomination Committee                               
Paige Crane                               
Lachelle Thigpen                               
Adam R. Flatto                               
Gaëtane Verna                               
Mark Hatcher                               
Abigail S. Wexner                             
Paul Judge               
Chair, Donor Programs Committee                                  
Nici Workman                              
Mark D. Kvamme                              



Ex Officio Trustees

Ann Hamilton             
Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, The Ohio State University                            
Mark E. Vannatta      
David Horn              
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University             
Dr. Karla Zadnik      
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, The Ohio State University                               
Bruce A. Soll        

Updated: February 15, 2024