W6-B Preparing and Executing a Diversity Management Strategy
About Phillip Verre
Philip Verre joined the High Museum of Art in October 2000, as Deputy Director. In 2006, Verre became the Chief Operation Officer at the High. In this capacity, he oversees the departments of Retail, Facilities, Publications, and Security. He is also a member of the senior leadership team that shapes and implements such institutional strategies as exhibition development, acquisitions, collaboration building, and shared services.
Verre has also played a role in several of the Museum’s key initiatives. He was instrumental in the establishment of the David C. Driskell Prize in 2005. This is the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African American art and art history. Five recipients have been honored with this Prize since its inception, and proceeds from the annual Driskell Prize Awards Dinner go toward both the David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition Fund and Endowment. Through this fund the High has acquired works by artists such as Radcliffe Bailey, Willie Cole, John T. Scott, and Renee Stout.