Newfields President & CEO Search

Newfields Board of Trustees announced the commencement of the search for a new President & CEO. A search committee made up of seven Trustee members will begin the recruiting process that will lead to hiring a new President & CEO of Newfields. The search committee has engaged Koya Partners, a Diversified Search Group company, and the nations' premier search firm dedicated to mission-driven leadership.

With a steadfast commitment to the Newfields values: Excellence, Stewardship, Inclusivity, and Service, we are poised to attract an exceptional leader who will inspire, guide, and lead us to new heights of success. The next President & CEO will leverage the Newfields’ institutional history, impressive collection and exhibitions, strong financial position, engaging educational and community programs, and beloved constituents.

Feedback was incorporated from Newfields staff, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors, the Community Advisory Committee, and other community leaders at the beginning of the search process. In addition, all input is welcomed at any point in the search process. Feedback will be taken seriously and shared with the Search Committee throughout the entire search and candidate assessment process to ensure we identify and recruit the right leader for Newfields.

The Search Committee will partner with Koya to assess a diverse slate of prospective candidates and reach a consensus on the selection of Newfields’ next President & CEO through an equitable search process. The Search Committee of Newfields consists of members of the Board of Trustees and executive staff leaders:

  • Anne Sellers, Search Committee Chair; Vice Chair, Board of Trustees – Entrepreneur
  • Darrianne Christian, Chair, Board of Trustees – Community Volunteer
  • Michael Kubacki, Newfields Interim President & CEO – Community Volunteer
  • Alan Mills, Member, Board of Trustees – Retired Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLC
  • Kathi Postlethwait, Member, Board of Trustees – Philanthropist and Community Leader
  • Ian Rupert, Member, Board of Trustees – Managing Partner, RSLP Ventures
  • Doug Singleton, Member, Board of Trustees; Chair, Board of Governors – Principal, Singleton Companies

In embarking on this expansive and nationwide search process, a diverse slate of candidates will be vetted and developed by Koya Partners prior to the search committee and Koya Partners jointly assessing those candidates and conducting interviews prior to selection and final approval by the Board of Trustees.

The final position profile is available below. All inquiries related to the search can be sent directly to the Koya team at

The search committee welcomes all feedback and input to inform the search process. Please share your comments via the link below.