The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens has appointed Kimberly Noble as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a newly created position that will oversee strategic and tactical matters related to budget management, forecasting and cultivation of new revenue opportunities. She began her position in June.Her primary responsibilities include collaborating with the Museum’s Director and CEO to develop and implement cross-department programs, guiding the Museum’s short- and long-term financial performance strategies, identifying and mitigating institutional risk, leading the annual budgeting and planning process, liaising with the Chief Investment Officer and providing regular updates to the Museum’s executive team and Board of Trustees.
“Kimberly’s attention to detail, spirit of collaboration and seasoned knowledge of the field have already proven to be an asset to the Museum,” said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., the Cummer Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director & Chief Executive Officer. “As we focus relentlessly on our mission, build upon our historic successes, grow our audiences and infrastructure, and expand our donor base, it is abundantly clear that Kimberly is an exemplary addition to the Museum team.”
Noble brings more than 17 years of executive-level financial leadership to the Museum. Most recently, she served as the CFO of St. Johns Country Day School; earlier in her career, she held financial management roles with Regency Centers, Southeastern Grocers, Johnson & Johnson and CSX Transportation. She served as the treasurer for The Florida Theatre’s Board of Directors and provided financial consultation services to the Board of Trustees of Grace Episcopal Day School. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Security Analysis from the University of Florida, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She holds the Certified Financial Manager designation from the Institute of Management Accountants, as well as the Certified Green Belt distinction from Lean Six Sigma.
“As a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, I have long admired the Cummer Museum and the vital role it serves in the community,” said Noble. “I am honored to join the Museum during this milestone year, as we prepare to celebrate our 60th anniversary, and I look forward to working with Dr. Brownlee and the Board to broaden the Museum’s role as a cultural resource for our community today and generations to come.”
About the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: For 60 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 150,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities, and is committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of the Museum. For further information, including hours, visit www.cummermuseum.org.