Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Leading the way at MFA

Sandy Moose, left; Grace Fey, rightThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) featured Sandra “Sandy” Ohrn Moose ’63 and her place in museum history in a recent publication. For the first time, two women are leading the MFA’s board of trustees together.

Grace Fey was elected chair of the board last September, and now leads the board with Moose, who is president of the board. Moose has been on the MFA board since 2002, after serving as an overseer. She has also served as chair of the board of governors for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her three-year term as president will be complete in September 2014.

“Grace and I were pioneers for women in our respective business careers—Grace in investment management and me in the management consultant profession,” said Moose. “We look forward to working together and using our combined experience to lead this great museum.”

Moose has had numerous leadership roles, including being the presiding director of Verizon Communications. She had a long career at Boston Consulting Group, which she joined in 1968, and ultimately became a senior managing partner and director, and now continues as a senior advisor. In 2013, she was selected as chair of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation board of trustees—the first woman elected to the position since the creation of the foundation in 1934.

“In terms of a Wheaton connection, I had the pleasure of working with Deb Dluhy [Deborah Haigh Dluhy ’62], who was the dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts when I chaired the board of governors.”

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston