Carnegie Museums Hires Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

Gina Winstead, a native of McKeesport, has been hired by Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to fill her newly created role as Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA). Winstead will join the organization on July 1.

She previously worked for Vibrant Pittsburgh, a regional workplace diversity leader, as assistant vice president of membership development and external relations.

Winstead said there’s been a feeling in the past that some patrons of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh don’t always feel as welcome and included as others.

The focus will be, she said, on retaining underrepresented employees and “uplifting” them.

“This is an organization with deep roots in Pittsburgh,” Winstead said. “…This role will do a lot of work to ensure that the community is engaged, and that those who have already done this work are supported by a leader who has some accountability, to ensure that inclusion is mainstreamed in the founding of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Steven Knapp, president and CEO of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, called Winstead the “ideal” person to fill the new role.

“I am grateful to the staff who make up our IDEA Council for recommending the creation of this position, and I look forward to the progress I know we will make with Gina’s thoughtful and inspiring guidance,” Knapp said.

Winstead graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and attended Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

She sits on the boards of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. She was a founding board member of the 412 Black Jewish Collaborative and a member of the Allegheny Conference Talent Committee.

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