PRESS RELEASE: July, 2017 Anderson Ranch Arts Center is honoring Ann McLaughlin Korologos with the Extraordinary Leadership Award, as well as Wangechi Mutu with the National Artist Award, and Jan and Ronnie Greenberg with the Service to the Arts Award this summer.
The 21st annual Recognition Dinner celebrates creativity and service to the arts by recognizing the accomplishments of key figures in the art world. Awards will be received on July 20th at the event held by Anderson Ranch at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen.
Of the recipients, Executive Director of Anderson Ranch, Nancy Wilhelms says, “these outstanding honorees exemplify the combined excellence of the artists, enthusiasts, patrons and collectors that we welcome to Anderson Ranch.”
Anderson Ranch celebrated their 50th anniversary just last year and continues to grow as a leader in the creation and development of and dialogue on contemporary visual arts in America.
The late 1990s found Ann Korologos, an avid art collector and owner of Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, a student of Anderson Ranch and eventually as a chairman of the board. “Anderson Ranch is blessed with a participative and committed board and a talented and tenacious staff for which I am most grateful,” Korologos said. “I am honored to be the recipient of the Extraordinary Leadership Award, and glad I followed the advice of coach John Wooden: ‘Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who will argue with you.'”
Ann McLaughlin Korologos has demonstrated a long track record of proven leadership in the art and political worlds. Mrs. Korologos served as U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Ronald Reagan from 1987-1989. She is Chairman Emeritus of the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees and Chairman Emeritus of The Aspen Institute. She recently retired as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Secretary Korologos has been a member of several corporate boards and is presently a Director of Host Hotels and Resorts and Michael Kors. She serves on several non-profit boards including The Dana Foundation, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, Cristo Rey Network and Colorado Mountain College Advisory Board. She has been awarded several honorary degrees including Marymount College (Tarrytown, New York), University of Rhode Island, New England School of Law and the College of St. Elizabeth, Tri-State University and Pardee RAND Graduate School.
She is a native of Chatham, New Jersey and earned a B.A. degree from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York and studied at the University of London and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Ann and her husband, Tom, live in Basalt, Colorado and Washington, D.C.