George T. Frampton, Jr. Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Medici Archive Project, holds degrees from Yale College, the London School of Economics (M.Sc. Econ.) and Harvard Law School. Mr. Frampton is a Senior of Counsel at the firm of Covington & Burling LLP, in New York and Washington, D.C. where he is co-lead of their clean energy and climate practice.
Martha McGeary Snider, Vice Chair, has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2010. She draws on her love of art and culture to inspire a respect and appreciation for the world’s artistic treasures. She is a philanthropist dedicated to reigniting a passion for culture and innovation. Her leadership has garnered support from influential members of the cultural and academic worlds in the United States and Europe.
Dr. Joanna Milstein who serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, received her B.A in French language and literature (Columbia, 2004), her MLitt and PhD in History (University of St Andrews, 2007 & 2011).Her dissertation was entitled, "The Gondi family: Strategy and Survival in Late Sixteenth-century France" and was written under the auspices of Prof. Andrew Pettegree.
Dr. Jane Fortune lives part-time in Florence, the city whose art, history and culture inspires her work as an author: she is the cultural editor of the city's English-language newspaper, The Florentine, and has written three books, Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence (2009), and To Florence, Con Amore, 77 Ways To Love The City (2007), and a recently enlarged 2nd edition, released in May, 2011, To Florence, Con Amore, 90 Ways To Love The City.
Joan A. McClure was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She began college at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, then moved to New York and graduated from Fordham University cum laude with a BA in Economics and from New York University Stern Graduate School of Business with a MBA in Marketing.
Prof. Sheila ffolliott received her A.B. in Italian from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Bunting Institute, and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, she has spoken and published widely on Renaissance women as patrons and collectors, in particular Catherine de’ Medici, and on Renaissance and Baroque women artists.
Nicole Elliman is a Master’s Degree Student at Hunter College in French Literature and a Docent at the Metropolitan Museum. For more than a decade she worked as the Director of board of director and shareholder relations for the Chairman and CEO of Dow Jones.
Robert B. Strassler worked as CEO of a company in oil field equipment from 1963 - 83. He is a former Chairman and current Overseer of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the Advisory Council of the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University.
Carla D’Arista has completed her M.Phil. degree at Columbia University in May 2012. Born in Florence while her father was studying painting under a Fulbright Scholarship, Ms. D'Arista’s studies are currently focused on Italian Renaissance history, art and architecture.
Eugene M. Grant was born in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia Law School and is a member of the New York Bar. Currently, he is President of Eugene M. Grant & Company, a real estate investment and development firm, headquartered in New York.