New Faces at the Dallas Museum of Art: Berry CFO

by Bill Davenport October 11, 2014

On Friday, The Dallas Museum of Art announced a pack of staff appointments:

Brenda Berry

Brenda Berry, photo:

Brenda Berry has been named its new Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all accounting, financial operations, and financial reporting on the museum’s $26 million budget. She joined the DMA in 2012 as its controller. Before working for the DMA, Berry worked for Resources Global Professionals (RGP), a consulting firm. A certified public accountant, Berry’s earlier professional experience includes Audit Partner and other executive positions at Hogan & Slovacek, Tulsa and Deloitte & Touche L.L.P., Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, CA. She graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Business and Commerce.

Marin Fiske-Rankin is the DMA’s new Director of Special Events. She came over from SMU’s Meadows Museum, where she was Assistant Director of Events and Food Service Operations for six years. Fiske-Rankin holds a BFA in Design and Visual Communications from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky.

Mary Balthrop has been appointed the Museum’s first-ever Secretary & General Counsel. She will see to the needs of the Board of Trustees as well as advise on legal issues. She joins the DMA from the Dallas office of Baker Botts L.L.P., where she worked as a transactional lawyer. Balthrop holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she earned the Order of the Coif distinction, and a BA in Sociology from Rice University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Following graduation from law school, Balthrop served as a law clerk to Justice Diane M. Henson of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas.

Aubrey DeZego has been named Director of Institutional Giving, another new position, in the Museum’s development department. She joins the DMA from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she was most recently Assistant Director of Grants and Corporate Partnerships. DeZego is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis and holds a BS in Arts Administration.

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