Diane Frankel joined Management Consultants for the Arts in 2005 as an Associate. Diane has more than twenty-five years of experience in the non-profit arena, serving as director of graduate programs in museum studies at John F. Kennedy University and the founding director of the Bay Area Discovery Museum. As a presidential appointee of President Clinton, she headed the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. This agency provides funding for museums and libraries across the United States and is the largest Federal cultural agency.
Upon her return to San Francisco, Ms. Frankel directed the Children, Youth and Families Program at the James Irvine Foundation. Since leaving the Foundation in 2004, she has been the interim director at the di Rosa Preserve, has served as a consultant to arts and cultural organizations and as the executive director of the Artists’ Legacy Foundation.
Ms. Frankel is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She received her Masters of Arts and Teaching from George Washington University. She attended the Getty Museum Management Institute and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Public Policy summer program for senior government officials.
Ms. Frankel has been active in volunteer activities and has served on numerous boards. Most recently she has served as a board member of Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture and Jay DeFeo Foundation.