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B.A. Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 1979; M.A. Art and Art History, Rice University, 1988


Appointed in 2008, Ms. Todd worked as The Menil Collection's first deputy director until 2011.  In that capacity, she worked closely with the director to implement the Menil's long-range strategic plan and oversaw the Menil's Office of Planning and Advancement, including development, membership, public relations and special events departments.  She was also involved with the creation and execution of the Menil's Master Site Plan.


Prior to joining the Menil Collection, Ms. Todd served as the Assistant for Cultural Affairs in the Office of Mayor Bill White.  For more than eight years prior to that appointment, Ms. Todd was a Senior Grant Officer at Houston Endowment. She has served as executive director of DiverseWorks (1995-1999), as the first program director of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York (1988 to 1995), and the held various curatorial positions at the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum (1980-1986).