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Geovette Washington Elected Chair of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees

Geovette E. Washington, senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer of the University of Pittsburgh, has been elected chair of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s board of trustees. 

Washington joined the Carnegie Museums board of trustees in 2017, was named vice chair earlier this year and succeeds William E. (Bill) Hunt, president of The Elmhurst Group, who has chaired the board of trustees for the past seven years.

“I’m incredibly honored to have this opportunity to be an integral part of the Carnegie Museums story,” said Washington. “The four museums play such a vital role in our lives—in the education and inspiration of our children and the cultural vitality of our community. Now more than ever, we need the expansive view of the world that these world-class museums have to offer. I am excited to continue and build upon the good work and leadership of Bill Hunt.”

Active in civic and professional organizations, Washington is also secretary of the International Women’s Forum of Pittsburgh and a member of the Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Board of Advisors. She is also a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of The Links, Inc.