Christy MacLear is the executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Her career has been defined by the intersection of business strategy with culture in the areas of architecture, design, and art. Prior to joining the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, she was the inaugural executive director of the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. She has also been the director of the Museum Campus in Chicago, a museum park that sits near Lake Michigan. Earlier in her career she managed strategic planning for the Walt Disney Company’s new community, Celebration, in Florida. She frequently speaks and lectures at universities, industry meetings, and leadership conferences. MacLear is currently on the boards of Toulouse International Festival d’Art, a festival in France that commissions artists to create work for historic structures; and Municipal Arts Society, New York. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Cranbrook Graduate Program; the Arts Council at Stanford University; the Century Club, New York; the Historic Homes Advisory Council at Harvard College; and the Arts Club, Chicago. She received her MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania where she received a Barnes Fellowship. MacLear completed her BA at Stanford University in urban design and architectural history.