Hudson River Museum Elects Two New Members to its Board of Trustees
Hudson River Museum is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Jennifer I. Huffman and Tammy M. Torres. They were both voted to the Museum’s Board of Trustees at the April 17, 2021 Board Meeting and they will each serve a three-year term. The new trustees bring with them deep experience in the fields of finance, cybersecurity, strategy and international law, combined with a commitment to education and museums.
Jennifer I. Huffman is a global executive with a wealth of international legal and management experience. As Head of Civil Litigation at Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC, Huffman manages a team of ten attorneys and legal assistants who are responsible for US litigation for Credit Suisse entities around the world. Huffman also provides strategic direction and manages outside counsel across all business areas and advises on contracts and potential disputes. She has served as Special Advisor to the Swiss litigation team, providing oversight and training on internal reporting, risk assessment, and reserves processes and procedures.
Before that, Huffman created the role of Chief Operating Officer for Global Litigation at Credit Suisse, overseeing a division of 75 employees. While there, she devised and implemented a new process for litigation provisions, working closely with the Finance and Business Department, and represented the Litigation group across Credit Suisse, while continuing to handle civil litigation. Prior to that, Huffman worked as Litigation Counsel, representing Credit Suisse in regulatory inquiries, internal investigations, and employment related disputes across all business areas.
A Scarsdale resident, Huffman earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in American Studies.
“As a Westchester resident, the Hudson River Museum is a source of pride for our county and I’m thrilled to be serving on the Board to support its mission,” Huffman stated. “The Museum serves such diverse communities and educates and entertains across a broad range of disciplines. I am passionate about history and the arts and, of course, museums, and I’m proud to use my professional experience and other strengths to aid the Hudson River Museum.”
Tammy M. Torres is a Senior Director in PwC’s Global Advisory Consulting practice, where she leads strategy globally for the Cybersecurity & Privacy practice, and is a key member of the Global Cyber Leadership Team. PwC’s Global Cybersecurity business has 5,000 partners and staff in more than 60 countries in the financial services, health and technology, media, and telecommunications industries.
Over her 16-year career at PwC, Torres has worked on the leadership team, providing strategic guidance, operational support, financial management, and people and performance management advice across many industries including Financial Services, Digital and Cybersecurity. Prior to that, Torres was the Chief Operations Officer of The Experience Center, a newly acquired Digital Services company, where she was responsible for overseeing operations, financial growth, and scaling the business. Torres also served as Chief of Staff to the Financial Services Advisory Leader with oversight of the operations team and management of a $500 million budget focused on driving go-to-market strategies.
She began her career focused on Human Capital and People consulting, advising clients on talent and demand management, performance and compensation processes, and employee engagement and retention. Torres has also spearheaded several strategic initiatives, including the Global Woman in Cyber Circle, which focuses on building a community and resources for women in the Cybersecurity & Privacy industry. In addition, she led the Cyber Diversity & Inclusion initiatives focused on having open conversations in the workplace. A Manhattan resident, Torres graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and holds a B.S. in Communications and Spanish.
“The global pandemic which has impacted all of us in different ways, and has made a mark that will last for years to come—a reason I’ve been so moved by the work done by the Hudson River Museum,” stated Torres. “For the last 100 years, HRM has made an amazing mark on the city of Yonkers. Its diversity of the arts through nineteenth century or contemporary storytelling, community-centric approach, and educational leadership programs makes this much more than a museum, but a cultural experience that transcends throughout the community and beyond.”
Tom D’Auria, Chair of the HRM Board of Trustees, stated, “I welcome Jennifer Huffman and Tammy Torres to the Board of the Hudson River Museum and I am impressed by their genuine interest in our work and their desire to give back. Huffman and Torres share a dedication to the HRM and our mission, and their expertise and perspectives will contribute greatly to the strength of the Hudson River Museum.”
HRM Director and CEO Masha Turchinsky added, “We are truly excited to welcome Jennifer Huffman and Tammy Torres to our Board of Trustees. They will help advance our mission and institutional strategy with passion, vitality, and a commitment to community stewardship.”
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Pictured from left to right: Jennifer I. Huffman, Tammy M. Torres
The Hudson River Museum (hrm.org) is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York Metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for nearly every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.
Hours and Admission: Hudson River Museum is open Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Advanced tickets recommended: Timed-entry tickets and advance reservations are encouraged for admission to the Museum. We are strictly limiting capacity to 50 visitors at a time, and require visitors and staff to wear face masks, adhere to social-distancing guidelines, use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum, and evolving NYS guidelines. Learn more about the new protocols and precautions and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit. The Museum also offers a rich array of virtual experiences and resources at Museum from Home.
Beginning July 9, the Museum returns to offer its dynamic outdoor Amphitheater season.
General Admission: Adults $8; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.