Marianne Auld and Ryan Harrington Have Sights on Museum’s Future
Marianne Auld is a managing partner of Kelly, Hart & Hallman, one of Fort Worth’s largest and most prominent law firms. Auld has visited museums around the world but admits the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History holds a special place in her heart.
Auld graduated top in her class at Baylor’s School of Law and is a strong believer in lifelong learning. “I don’t think there’s a better way to encourage our community to engage in lifelong learning than to be on this board,” she said.
Ryan Harrington, the founder and chief executive of Trinity Healthcare, has fond memories of visiting the Museum as a child. Today, with four children of his own, he is still a frequent visitor. Harrington says his family is his inspiration for joining the Museum Board of Trustees. He is excited to get involved “in something that [his] kids would be interested in,” and he loves that the Museum is “such a great environment for families.”
Harrington, a CPA and University of Texas at Austin graduate, admits to being a tech geek. He is enthusiastic about how the Museum advances in digital technology including the Academy of Digital Learning and the recently redesigned DinoLabs. Harrington sees many more technological opportunities in the Museum’s future.
“We are exceptionally fortunate to have such accomplished and dedicated Museum advocates join our board of trustees,” said Van Romans, Museum President. “Not only do both Marianne Auld and Ryan Harrington bring their unique professional backgrounds to this institution, they each have a personal connection to our Museum as well. They’ve enjoyed countless hours here with their respective families, and I believe the perspective and insight which come from that is priceless,” said Romans.
Both Auld and Harrington begin their terms on the Museum’s Board of Trustees in September.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.