More Leading Voices at the Summit

Aug 29, 2022

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to join the conversation with Samantha Koslow, Kathy Kottaridis, and Byron Rushing, along with our other leading voices.

Samantha Koslow, Christie’s Director, Business Development and Head of Museum and Corporate Collection Services

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Samantha Koslow is a member of Christie’s Business Development leadership team, focused on efforts for Museums, Institutions and Corporations. She works with Christie’s specialist, executive and regional teams across categories to develop strategies and provide support for clients in these key areas of focus. Her work ranges from facilitating both auction and private sales, appraisals, client engagement, sponsorships, programing, fundraising and much more.

Across her nearly fifteen-year career with Christie’s, Samantha has held leadership roles in both the Marketing and Business Development fields, overseeing teams in the Americas and globally. She has worked on strategy for many of Christie’s most notable private and institutional collections to come to sale as well as supported Christie’s efforts to explore and employ new technology.

Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director, Historic Boston Inc.

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Kathy Kottaridis joined Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) as its Executive Director in 2007. A patient investor in the redevelopment and re-use of endangered historic buildings, HBI is recognized by its partners and collaborators for high quality projects that re-activate historic buildings projects for new uses. Under Kathy’s leadership, HBI has undertaken $25 million in project investments, transforming eight abandoned historic structures into new mixed use developments and leveraging considerable private investment. Among these are the rehabilitation of the city’s oldest remaining fire house for HBI’s headquarters in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, and the redevelopment of architect H.H. Richardson’s only remaining commercial building in Boston for mixed use housing and retail development. Kathy has served as Director of Economic Development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development, and was the founding director of Boston Main Streets, the first city-wide Main Streets program in the country.

Byron Rushing, President, Roxbury Historical Society

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Byron Rushing served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 2018. In the legislature, Byron’s priorities were human and civil rights; and economic and housing development and health care for all. Byron was an original sponsor of the gay rights bill and the chief sponsor of the law to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public schools. He was one of the leaders in the constitutional convention to maintain same sex marriage in Massachusetts. From 1972 to 1985, he was President of the Museum of Afro-American History. During the 1960s he was active in the civil rights movement–working for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in Syracuse, NY, and as a community organizer for the Northern Student Movement in Boston. He directed a group of organizers, Roxbury Associates, who helped found the Lower Roxbury Community Corporation, one of the first CDCs in the nation.

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