Heidi Zuckerman

CEO @ Aspen Art Museum

Expert in trend identification, brand transformation, capital access and acquisition, balance sheet development, and revenue model expansion. A globally recognized CEO in contemporary art. Re-imagined the Aspen Art Museum as a world-class institution, secured over $130 Million in investment, and built a highly-acclaimed museum. Transformational board strategist with expertise in nominating and governance committees.

Zuckerman currently serves on the board of the American Association of Art Museum Directors and is Chair of the Contemporary Museum Directors Group. She is the past Vice Chair for Young President’s Organization, Personal Network Council as well as past Chair of the Art Network. She is currently on a one-year sabbatical before returning as Chair for the University of Pennsylvania, Western Colorado Secondary School Advisory Committee.

Zuckerman has served as the CEO and Director for the Aspen Art Museum since 2005. She has led the revitalization and re-imagination of the organization, including working with the board and investors to recast the mission and vision of the museum. She, with the first ever multi-year plan in place, devised successful strategies and initiatives resulting in increased investment, audience growth, and financial stability and achieved budget surpluses every year; reinvested profit, and preserved endowment by forgoing annual endowment draw to support operations. In addition, she has increased the balance sheet from $2.4 Million to $83.3 Million and revised Board Bylaws and instituted a Conflict of Interest policy. Establishing the first ever capital campaign, Zuckerman raised over $85 Million for the Capital and Endowment Campaign.

Zuckerman received her Honors BA in European History from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MA in Art History from CUNY Hunter College, and attended Harvard Business School Executive Education, Women on Boards.