Morris W. Stroud II elected co-chairman of board of trustees at Brandywine Conservancy & Museum
● By J. Chambless
The board of trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art announced on ept. 15 that Morris W. Stroud II has been elected co-chairman. He will serve with George A. ("Frolic") Weymouth, who has been chairman since the organization was founded in 1967. Stroud has served on the board since 2009.
Weymouth said, "We are thrilled to have Morris in the position of co-chair of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. I look forward to working with him in that capacity. He has proven his commitment to the organization through his inspiring work with us. He has shown himself to be an effective leader in his important role as chair of the museum committee, and he has a deep knowledge of the organization, our board and staff, and our long term goals. We know that he will guide us forward in the right direction for the long term. I will remain active on the board for a long time, and Morris is a terrific partner who will help us to maintain what is great and unique about the organization while reaching new audiences and engaging the next generation of supporters."
"It is an honor to be elected co-chair of the board of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art," Stroud said. "Frolic has thought deeply about the future leadership of the Brandywine and has cultivated a passionate, talented and multi-generational board of trustees. I look forward to working closely both with Frolic and the rest of the board in this position. I have known Frolic as a friend for most of my life, and respect him not only for his vision for this institution but also for his creativity, humor and outstanding leadership. Through his tireless efforts, he has built an incredibly vibrant and relevant institution that serves our region, this country and the world beyond. I am committed to furthering the incredible work of the museum and conservancy."
A graduate of Trinity College, Morris W. Stroud II earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Following posts in architectural design and construction project management, he founded and serves as president of Willowdale Town Center, Inc.
An artist himself, Stroud has served on several corporate and nonprofit boards in addition to the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.
The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art (www.brandywine.org) preserves art and the environment in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Conservancy conserves the natural, cultural, and agricultural resources of the Brandywine watershed and other selected areas with a primary emphasis on conservation of water quality and quantity.
information, call 610.388.2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.