Bridge Partners Announces Appointment of Sayaka Araki Appointed as Deputy Director Finance & Administration, Newark Museum of Art

January 2020 – Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Sayaka Araki as Deputy Director Finance & Administration at the Newark Museum of Art.

Founded in 1909, the Newark Museum’s extensive collections, which include art from around the world as well as significant holdings of science, technology and natural history, rank 12th nationally. A cultural anchor institution in Newark for over a century, the Museum advances its mission by operating in the public trust as a museum of service, and as a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies.

As Deputy Director Finance & Administration, Sayaka will report to the Museum’s Director & CEO and be a member of the Museum’s Senior Leadership team. She will oversee and implement an annual budget preparation process, play an important strategic business planning role to help ensure the implementation of the Museum’s Long Range Plan, and monitor financial performance against budget. Prior to joining the Newark Museum of Art, Sayaka was Chief Financial Officer at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. She spent her earlier career in the private sector, including financial leadership roles at Hitachi Metals America and Equinox Holdings, as well as periods with KPMG and Arthur Andersen. She holds a BBA degree in accounting from The City University of New York and is a CPA.

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