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J. Tomilson Hill Joins Board of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Collector and private investor J. Tomilson Hill, who spent more than twenty-five years working at the Blackstone Group, was elected the newest member of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s board of trustees. Earlier this year, Hill opened the Hill Art Foundation, a public exhibition and education space that is housed in the twelve-story Peter Marino–designed Getty building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

A Harvard College and Harvard Business School graduate, Hill was a copresident and CEO of Lehman Brothers from 1990 to 1993 before he joined the Blackstone Group. From 2007 to 2018, he served as Blackstone’s vice chairman. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Lincoln Center Theater, where he is also chairman emeritus, and sits on the investment committee of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; on the advisory board of Christie’s; and on the executive committee and the board of trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

“Tom is a skillful and deeply experienced leader in business and philanthropy, who will bring strategic insight and discerning guidance as a member of the board,” board chair William L. Mack and board president Wendy Fisher said in a joint statement. “Tom also is a founding member of the Guggenheim international director’s council, and he and his wife, Janine, are committed collectors and patrons of the arts. We look forward to working with Tom to advance the mission and vision of the Guggenheim.”

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