The Support Center’s congratulates the Drumthwacket Foundation—the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey—on the selection of its new Executive Director, Robyn Tromeur Brenner.
In assuming responsibility for the residence, Governor and Mrs. Christie formulated a new vision for Drumthwacket as a means to offer wider outreach and engagement of New Jerseyans. This new direction provided a remarkable window of opportunity to achieve significant, near term organizational results, but it also required systemic rethinking of Drumthwacket’s current programming, operations and funding as well as a change in leadership. Working with the Support Center in its search to find a new executive director has helped Drumthwacket to produce a more engaged board that has a commitment to the mission and vision and a means for achieving its goals.
Brenner most recently served as Executive Director for The Center for Contemporary Art located in Bedminster, NJ. During her ten-year tenure, she implemented the organization’s first, multi-year strategic plan which led to more than doubling the number of studio course offerings and membership; launching program and fund development initiatives which increased private, corporate and government support; and strengthening community partnerships and outreach. Prior to that she was Curator of Fabergé & Manuscript Collections for Forbes Inc. in New York City, one of the largest privately held collections of objets d’art by the House of Fabergé. She curated numerous on- and off-site exhibitions at The Forbes Magazine Galleries and prestigious domestic and international museums. Brenner is succeeding Francine Lynch who has served as the Interim Executive Director since November 2010.