Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Hyde Collection Hires Lake George CEO

The board of trustees of The Hyde Collection has announced it has appointed Norman E. Dascher Jr. as the Museum’s chief executive officer.

Dascher, a resident of Diamond Point on Lake George and longtime regional nonprofit executive, brings to The Hyde more than three decades of nonprofit leadership experience and a lifetime appreciation of art. He will succeed Anne Saile, who has served as director since June 2017.

Most recently, Dascher served as president of Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy, and as vice president of St. Peter’s Health Partners.

In June 2016, the Hyde opened Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, a 1,500-square-foot space dedicated to the exhibition of Modern and Contemporary art, broadening The Hyde’s scope, which already included Medieval, Renaissance, European, American, and decorative arts.

In June 2017, Anne Saile was appointed interim director to lead the Museum until the ideal chief executive was secured. She is founder of The Saile Group LLC, a business development and leadership consulting firm, and former president of Bellevue Woman’s Center in Schenectady.

The search committee was led by Chelsea Silver, co-vice chair of the Museum’s board of trustees.

Dascher has also worked at Northeast Health in Troy, Albany Memorial and Samaritan Hospitals, and Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, overseeing capital campaigns and leading construction, expansion, and renovation projects. He created a women’s health center at Samaritan Hospital, negotiated labor agreements with the New York State Nurses Association at Ellis Hospital, and planned and opened the region’s first freestanding urgent care center.

He has served on the Troy Strategic Planning and Development Committee and on the Troy Redevelopment Foundation. Dascher earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a master’s degree from George Washington University. He has lived in Lake George since 2010.

The Hyde Collection is located at 161 Warren St, Glens Falls. For more information, visit the Hyde’s website or call (518) 792-1761.

Photo of the Hyde Collection.

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6 Responses

  1. Tim says:

    I love the Hyde but something must be done about the lighting (fiber optic?) in some parts of the the original building, especially the Rembrandt room. What’s the point of showing world-class paintings if they can’t be seen? I’ve spoken to at least 3 directors about this issue.

    • John Warren says:

      Priceless paintings can be destroyed in a single lifetime (or less) in strong light.

      Also, the paintings were not made to be seen under strong artificial light. You are seeing them much in the way they would have been originally seen.

      • Tim says:

        The Met seems to do a pretty good job. The Hyde’s own new wing has plenty of artificial light. There are many ways around this.

  2. rc says:

    where’s the Marin??

  3. Lawrence Keefe says:

    Where’s the Hyde?

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