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Salvador Salort-Pons, Director, Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit                                     Institute of Arts: Director's Cut

February 26, 2016

Salvador Salort-Pons was appointed director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) October 15, 2015. He was hired at the DIA in 2008 as the Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings. In 2011 he became director of the DIA’s European Art Department since and in 2013 added the role of director of collection strategies and information. Salort-Pons succeeds Graham W. J. Beal, who retired on June 30.


He holds a master’s in geography and history (University of Madrid), a master’s in business administration (Cox School of Business, SMU) and a doctorate in the history of art (University of Bologna).


Salort-Pons, 45, is a native of Madrid. He and his family—wife Alexandra, and children Piper and Tucker, recently bought a house in the Indian Village section of Detroit.

Discussion - Jeffry Bauer, Volunteer Coordinator, Disaster Relief Services, American Red Cross
                                 Alleviating Suffering in the 21st Century (or How We Help to Put the Pieces Back Together)

Jeff Bauer has been an American Red Cross Volunteer since 1983, Jeff has responded to a wide range of emergencies and special operations including single family fires, apartment fires, multiple alarm fires, aviation disasters, tornadoes, train derailments, postal shootings, barricaded gunmen, wind storms, ice storms, power outages, Haz-Mat incidents, hurricanes, Papal visits, Presidential visits, terrorist exercises, and blizzards.


Jeff is a graduate of the University-Liggett School, Boston College, and the University of Detroit School of Law, and he is a member of Christ Church Grosse Pointe.  He is an active member of many professional, fraternal, industrial, social, sporting, philanthropic, and hobby associations. 

March 4, 2016

Philip H. Power, Founder, The Center for Michigan & Publisher, Bridge Magazine

Work at The Center for Michigan and Progress on Bridge Magazine


Sandy Dorey, Recreational Programs, Oakland County Parks

Opportunities and Activities for Seniors at Oakland County Parks

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