The Dubuque Museum of Art has announced the appointment of Barbara L. Barton as its first Director of Advancement. Mrs. Barton comes to DuMA from MercyOne (formerly Mercy Medical Center) in Dubuque, where she served most recently as Wellness Coordinator. In that role, Barton was responsible for the development of an employee wellness program providing health and wellness information, resources, and networking opportunities to the wellness and business community.
Barton has also held positions as Chief Development Officer and, before that, Donor Relations Manager, for the Vail Valley Medical Center, in Vail, Colorado and with the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Along with her husband, Tom, Barb serves on the National Advisory Council for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation (SigEp), a national fraternal organization for which she has raised significant funding.
A graduate of Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, Barb holds a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has served on the boards of the Women’s Leadership Network and the AFP – Tri-State Chapter, among others.
The Director of Advancement is a new position strategically created to help realize the museum’s long-term vision and goals.