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Our Team

Meet the leaders who guide the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The leadership team at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is deeply committed to the mission of the organization and supporting our staff in their efforts to preserve and promote the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Stuart Graff

President & CEO

Growing up in Chicago, Stuart was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright’s work at a young age, evolving into a lifelong passion for 20th-century architecture and, in particular, Wright’s focus on organic and sustainable architecture that was broadly accessible.  Stuart studied engineering at Northwestern, and received his JD from Loyola University, and his MBA from Emory University. After practicing both intellectual property and corporate law for many years, he went on to lead businesses with Newell Rubbermaid and Valspar.  In addition to his career activities, Graff has an extensive history of board leadership, volunteerism, and fundraising for arts and social justice organizations. Stuart believes Wright’s constant experimentation and innovation, and his unwillingness to rest on laurels, inspired him to live his own life professionally and personally by always exploring, learning, experimenting and growing. His leadership role with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will focus on increasing the financial stability of the organization through both earned and contributed revenues, in order to continue to preserve Wright’s masterpieces and advance his legacy.

Aaron Betsky

Dean, School of Architecture at Taliesin

Jim Erickson

Director of Preservation, Taliesin

Jeff Goodman

Director of Marketing & Communication

Joy Hanson

Vice President of Finance & COO

David Oates

Director of Licensing

Rachel Oesterle

Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

DeDee Ludwig-Palit

Director of Education

Fred Prozzillo

Director of Preservation, Taliesin West

Board of Trustees

Joel Benkie
Coto de Caza, CA

Michael Desmond
Baton Rouge, LA

Susan Lockhart
Cambridge, MA

Catherine Lenhart
Jenks, OK

Ray Lipman
Treasurer
West Bend, WI

Alanna Mack
Vice Chair
Scottsdale, AZ

T.K. McClintock
Cambridge, MA

Timothy Radden
Scottsdale, AZ

Sean Rush
Secretary
Weston, MA

Bob Skerker
Buffalo, NY

Christopher Thompson
Seattle, WA

Maja Wessels
Chair
Paradise Valley, AZ

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