Naree W.S. Viner

Managing Director

Based in the New York City metro area, Naree has deep experience in executive recruiting with an exclusive focus on mission-driven clients.

Over the past 15 years, Naree has placed seasoned executives as well as next-generation leaders in critical roles for a variety of clients. Naree has partnered closely with board members at prominent public and private organizations to identify, develop, and evaluate executive talent. She has recruited chief executives and senior team members at regional, national, and international art, education and social service organizations.

Naree is widely regarded as one of the leading search consultants in the field and possesses particular expertise working with art museums and cultural institutions. She has placed many accomplished museum directors across the US and has networked internationally to find potential candidates. Representative clients include: American Folk Art Museum; the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney); Buffalo Museum of Science; the Clark Art Institute; the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Harvard Art Museums; the Kimbell Museum; the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD); the Menil Collection; Museum of the City of New York; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; SFJAZZ Center; SFMOMA; the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of American History, and National Portrait Gallery; Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago); University of Michigan Museum of Art; Walters Art Museum; Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library; Yale University Art Gallery; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Prior to joining Koya, Naree worked at global search firms Korn Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles. She started her search career at a boutique generalist firm in Pasadena, co-leading the firm’s education and nonprofit practice.

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