MAS Announces Two New Directors
September 7th, 2009, 8:58 am
The Municipal Art Society of New York’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Enid L. Beal and Vicki Been have joined the board this summer. “I am delighted to welcome Enid and Vicki to the board. Their experience in the fields of business and philanthropy, and urban policy, respectively, make them valuable assets to MAS, and I look forward to their contributions to the organization.” said MAS Chairman David M. Childs. Enid L. Beal brings an outstanding set of credentials, entrepreneurial know-how, and creativity to MAS. With a track record of excellence in real estate development and financial management, Ms. Beal is also a prominent philanthropist serving as a member of the board of directors of the Island Alliance and the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage, and on the Investment Committees of the Appalachian Mountain Club, New England Conservatory, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and public television station WGBH. She was featured speaker at the National Park Foundation Leadership Summit on Partnership and Philanthropy in 2007, and is president and founder of Beal Consulting Group, Inc., a Boston-based financial planning firm. The current Elihu Root Professor of Law and the New York University School of Law, Professor Vicki Been is also director of the prestigious Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, and an associate professor of public policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Her areas of research and instruction include land use, affordable housing, and smart growth. Prof. Been is already deeply involved in the world of MAS, and as co-chair of our Law Committee, she has worked closely with the MAS Legal Fellows – assisting them in preparing amicus briefs, offering public testimony, and issuing white papers, among other things. She has also spoken at a number of MAS forums and moderated panel discussions.