Christy MacLear has never held a job that existed before. She’s a business strategy person in the cultural realm with expertise in working with artists, realizing start-ups, preservation and place-making.
She is presently working with Eric Fischl and April Gornik in forming their Foundation and the renovation of the historic church in Sag Harbor to be a cultural incubator; assisting the Eliot Noyes family restore their modernist home as a center for CEO and design leader dialogues; and leading the business strategy for a global slate of Experiential Art Centers. She was the inaugural director of both the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Philip Johnson Glass House; lead the movement of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago to create a lakefront park and lead the strategy of Disney’s new town development called Celebration. She has a BA from Stanford, MBA from Wharton and serves on the Board of Trustees for Stanford University and Board Chair for the Municipal Arts Society.