Deputy Director & COO, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Patricia Grazzini is Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Mia is an encyclopedic fine arts museum located in the city of Minneapolis on an art campus that is home to two other cultural organizations – Children’s Theatre Company and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The museum’s permanent collection has over 87,000 objects from every culture and time period.
Patricia serves as both COO and CFO and manages the museum business – both front of house and back of house with a focus on enhancing the visitor experience. Her responsibilities include finance & accounting, building operations, security, property acquisition and management, government & community relations, visitor & member services, retail, events, human resources, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining the museum, she was Associate Dean of the College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota and Vice President of Spring Hill Educational Conference Center. She has also held positions in the health care field.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.