Ellen F. Salpeter Appointed President and CEO of Westbeth, New York

New York, NY – On behalf of the Westbeth Board of Directors, JP Versace, Chair of the Board, announced today that Ellen F. Salpeter has been appointed the institution’s first President and CEO. With more than two decades of experience leading cultural institutions, Salpeter was most recently Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), where she oversaw the completion and opening of the Museum’s acclaimed new permanent home in the city’s Design District, as well as the development of the institution’s collections, exhibitions, and programs, including its Art + Research Center. Her appointment to a new leadership position at Westbeth anticipates the institution’s 50th anniversary in 2020 and signals its ambition to play an even more vital role in New York’s ever changing cultural landscape.

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