Carol Bintz, chief operating officer of the Toledo Museum of Art, has been named Professional of the Year by the Ohio Museum Association. The award was presented during the organization’s recent statewide conference.
The honor recognizes professional accomplishments and service to an OMA member institution and is presented for outstanding leadership and professional service over an extended period of time which demonstrates continual growth and development of an organization or specific programs.
Bintz has been with the Toledo Museum of Art since 1991. As chief operating officer she played a crucial role overseeing construction of the award-wining Glass Pavilion® and in making the Museum a leader in the use of green technologies. Under her guidance the institution’s move to use solar power, LED lighting and micro-turbine generators has made TMA a leader in retrofitting its facilities to reduce operating costs. The Museum went “off the grid” for the first time in 2013, returning more energy to the system than it used.
Committed to community service, Bintz is active in the Toledo Rotary Club and has served on numerous boards, including the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Green Energy Ohio, the Toledo Opera, Mercy Health Partners, the Libbey House Foundation, and the Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2012, she was a judge for the local Jefferson Awards to select nominees from the area to represent the community in Washington, D.C.
A CPA and graduate of Tiffin University, Bintz earned her master’s degree in organizational development at Lourdes University. She has spent 25 years of her career at the Toledo Museum of Art and has worked with four successive Museum directors. She was recognized locally for her accomplishments with a YWCA Milestone Award in 2015.