Along with a new building, the Parrish Art Museum is about to have a new board chairman and a new president. The appointments of Frederic M. Seegal as chairman and H. Peter Haveles Jr. as president will take effect on Jan. 1. Mr. Seegal joined the Parrish board in 2011, serving on its executive and strategic planning committees. He is a current trustee of the New York City Center, the San Francisco Symphony, and the James Beard Foundation, and a former trustee of the San Francisco Opera, the Neuberger Museum, and Southampton Hospital. The vice chairman of the Peter J. Solomon Company, an independent investment banking advisory firm, he joined the company in 2009 after spending most of his 35-year career at Wasserstein Perella, rising to become its president.
Mr. Haveles has been a Parrish trustee since 2009. He has served on the executive committee and is co-chairman of the annual fund and development committee. He is a partner in the complex commercial litigation department at Kaye Scholer in Manhattan. He is a past president of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association and is president of the board of the Irish Georgian Society.
Douglas Polley and Carlo Bronzini Vender, who are the current co-chairmen, will continue to serve on the board.
In addition to the new officers, Chad A. Leat, vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup, was elected a director. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, a member of the Economics Club of New York, and a member of the board of directors of the Hampton Classic Horse Show and Global Indemnity P.L.C. A collector of contemporary art and an equestrian, Mr. Leat is single and lives in Manhattan and Bridgehampton.
The remaining officers will continue their roles. They are David Granville-Smith and Alexandra Stanton, vice presidents; Norman Peck, treasurer; Jay Goldberg, assistant treasurer; and Dorothy Lichtenstein, secretary.