The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announces that Patricia L. O’Toole has been hired to be the Museum’s director of finance. O’Toole began her appointment at TMA Dec. 11, 2017. In this role she will oversee the financial administration of the Museum.
Since 2008, O’Toole has served as the director of operations at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. As a member of the executive team there, she has been responsible for leading the financial, IT, facilities, dietary and general administrative departments and has been a key participant in ongoing strategic planning with the executive team and board of trustees. Her contributions in that role led to substantial reduction in patient care expenses and significant improvement in financial performance.
Prior to her current position, O’Toole was the director of finance at Maumee Valley Country Day School, a preschool through grade 12 independent school in Toledo for 10 years. Among O’Toole’s additional previous experience have been financial and administrative responsibilities on behalf of CBT Credit Services, Cincinnati Bell Telephone and Deloitte and Touche.
O’Toole received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her MBA from the University of Cincinnati.
“We look forward to having Patricia O’Toole on board as part of our high-performing executive team at TMA,” said Brian Kennedy, the Museum’s Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey Director. “She is a proven leader in strategic organizational operations and financial performance and is committed to guiding our key constituencies through meaningful communication and fiscal enhancements.”
On her new role at TMA, O’Toole said, “I have lived in Toledo most of my life and have always felt proud and lucky to have one of the best museums in the world right here at home. It is an honor to now be part of the team that provides such an important gift to our community.”