New board members bring vital expertise in law, finance, and business leadership
By Phoenix Art Museum
PHOENIX (May 12, 2023) –Phoenix Art Museum announces the addition of three new Trustees comprising its governing board. Chaired by Donald C. Opatrny, Jr., a private investor and philanthropist, the Museum’s Board of Trustees serves as fiduciaries of the largest visual-arts organization in the American Southwest. The new Trustees bring a range of professional and philanthropic experiences and will continue to empower the Museum, under the leadership of Jeremy Mikolajczak, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO, to anticipate and meet the needs of its ever-evolving and diverse local, regional, and national communities. The new Trustees include Joel Coen, John Horseman, and Jordan Rose, each of whom will serve a three-year term renewable up to three terms.
“We are truly excited to welcome this new class of Trustees to the Board of Phoenix Art Museum,” said Mikolajczak. “These individuals will provide invaluable leadership experience and business expertise as we move deeper into the strategic planning process and continue to explore new avenues of financial sustainability, community engagement, collection stewardship, and exhibition strategy. We are grateful to Joel, John, and Jordan for volunteering their time, personal resources, and knowledge in support of Phoenix Art Museum and the arts in our community.”
Joel Coen is an award-winning business leader and entrepreneur who has founded several successful businesses throughout the country. After holding a number of leadership roles and C-suite positions throughout his career, he now serves as managing partner and founder of TruNorth Advisors, a business offering clients data-driven, growth-focused, strategic insights and direction to propel their organizations forward. Coen also has been honored to serve as the President of the Men’s Arts Council (MAC). During his tenure, he led the heritage nonprofit organization in its ongoing efforts to make significant financial contributions to the Phoenix Art Museum’s operating budget, two separate endowments, and various exhibitions. This included a $1 million+ pledge made on behalf of the organization in 2022. In 2015, Coen was recognized as Business Owner of the Year in Gilbert. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Regis University.
John Horseman is a private investor and passionate art collector. He currently serves as Chairman of the Collections Committee and Vice President of the Board of Commissioners at the St. Louis Art Museum, for which he also co-authored the institution’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report. He and his wife, Susan, are supporters and contributors to various New-York based organizations, including the Mother of Good Counsel Home, an organization that serves women and children at risk. They are also supporters of St. Louis-based organizations such as the New Life Evangelistic Center, which serves the unsheltered community, and Living Water Ministries, which digs wells for fresh water in Zimbabwe. Horseman and his wife are very active with their six children and eight grandchildren.
Jordan Rose is the founder and principal of Rose Law Group pc, the largest woman-owned law firm in Arizona history, the first full-service law firm on the metaverse for metaverse-based businesses, and the first law firm in the world to employ blockchain developers, coders, and 3D architects to work with lawyers to take a Web3 project from legal due diligence through to design and construction. Rose Law Group pc provides services ranging from water law, AI law, M&A, immigration, trusts and estates, and family law to employment, business litigation, Crypto, Web3, smart contracts, blockchain, DAOs, NFT protection, renewable energy, cannabis, space law, business and real estate transactions, renewable energy, zoning/land use, and lobbying. Rose serves on the boards of YPO Arizona Gold, the Phoenix Country Day School, and the Barrow’s Neurological Foundation, among others. She is also president of the Pinal Partnership Board, a member of CEO and International Woman’s Forum, and a mentor for the Urban Land Institute Young Leadership program.
The Board of Trustees of Phoenix Art Museum has served as the governing body of the Museum since its founding in 1959. All Trustees are nominated by the Board’s nominating and governance committee and are elected by the general Board. Each Museum Trustee serves a minimum of one three-year term, with the opportunity to renew up to three terms. The Museum’s Board of Trustees now numbers 42 total Trustees, including five Honorary Trustees and one ex-officio member. For more information about the Museum’s Board of Trustees or to schedule interviews with incoming Trustees or other Museum representatives, contact the press office at Phoenix Art Museum at PRESS@PHXART.ORG or SAMANTHA.ANDREACCHI@PHXART.ORG.
About Phoenix Art Museum
Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 300,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit PHXART.ORG, or call 602.257.1880.