Charter Committee

John McCarter is Chair of the Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution. He is President Emeritus of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, where he served as President and CEO for sixteen years.
Board Member: Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Humanities Festival, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Marine Biological Laboratory, National Recreation Foundation, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (USA), Prize to End Blindness by 2020.
Emeritus Trustee of the University of Chicago; former Trustee of Princeton University; Emeritus Trustee and former Chairman of Chicago’s Public Television Station, WTTW. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
A native Chicagoan, he was formerly: Senior Vice President of Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., President of DeKalb Corporation, Budget Director of the State of Illinois under Governor Richard B. Ogilvie, White House Fellow during the Administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. Mr. McCarter received an M.B.A. from Harvard University, attended the London School of Economics and graduated from Princeton University in 1960.
Eleanore Neuman has been an adviser to Catwalk since her days at Vassar College, where she also served as student representative on the board of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. After graduation in 2007, Eleanore was a resident of Catwalk while working as education coordinator at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. She is currently the curatorial fellow in the department of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Prior to the PMA, Eleanore was at the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago for over five years, most recently employed as the curatorial associate. She was also the photography collection intern at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Eleanore received her M.A. in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London focused on British and French drawings of the long eighteenth century. She specializes in American and British visual culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Kathleen Heins, director of philanthropy, directs ACLS’s efforts to build its support from individuals and family foundations.  She has led development efforts at national and international nonprofits for more than fifteen years.  Most recently she served as Director of Individual Giving at Rainforest Alliance and in two roles at New York University, first at the Institute of Fine Arts and subsequently at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  In these positions, she built highly successful major gift initiatives while overseeing other fundraising programs, including annual fund, board relations, and capital campaign planning. Heins has also held positions in the performing arts, at Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Theatre for A New Audience, and has been a grantmaker at the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, which supports libraries, the humanities, and Venetian studies.