Balance sheet: a memorable time in his life, says Mark B. Kerwin, was to be part of the opening of the new Art of Americas Wing of the MFA in Boston, a $400 million project--the greatest wing of American art in the U.S.

Author:Kerwin, Mark B.
Position:In his "unbiased" opinion

TITLE Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer.

COMPANY NAME Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, 1999-present.

BORN Boston, October 1957.

SPOUSE Married to Annemarie Lewis-Kerwin for 15 years.

CHILDREN Christopher, age 9.

EDUCATION Boston College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1979; Babson College, Boston, Masters of Business Administration, 1986; Certified Public Accountant since 1983.

CAREER SUMMARY Feeley and Driscoll, Certified Public Accountants, Boston, 1979-1982; Medical East Community Health Plan--Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, finance manager, 1983-1986; Emerson College, Boston, CFO, 1986-1999.

FEI CHAPTER Member of the Boston Chapter for 25 years and board member three years. Also, I am a chairman of the Member Activation Committee.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SERVICE Among groups I have been or are currently associated with are the Treasurers Club of Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess--Milton Hospital, Fenway Alliance, Boston College Fundraising Class Chair and Junior Chamber of Commerce President.

LEISURE I enjoy spending time with my family, especially summers. We love the ocean and spend quite a bit of time on Cape Cod and the South Coast of Massachusetts. I love travel--my three favorite destinations are New York City, Virginia and Rome. I have also increased my involvement in the humanitarian service projects through the Order of Malta.


TIME MANAGEMENT I prepare to-do lists in conjunction with my calendar, and limit the length of meetings.

FAVORITE BOOK With Love and Prayers: A Headmaster Speaks to the Next Generation, by F. Washington Jarvis. It is an inspirational book of lectures to young people on basic values. This is a great read for young and old alike.

FAVORITE MOVIE It's a Wonderful Life. IF I COULD, I'D SPEND ONE HOUR WITH Abraham Lincoln. I am a Civil War buff and find him fascinating.

MY HERO Is My father, Thomas Kerwin. He was a hardworking family man--father of seven children--who ran his own business and was a profoundly decent person.

THE BEST ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED "Always do the right thing, no matter what."

FAVORITE JOB My current job is my favorite. The MFA is a fascinating place, with many facets to the business--in addition to finance--that never make it boring and always interesting; no two clays are the same. I also work with a talented...

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