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Dennis Szakacs is Associate Director at the New Museum. In his role at the New Museum, Szakacs oversees capital projects, operations, and focuses on business and strategic planning. Szakacs was Deputy Director at the New Museum from 1997 to 2003, when the institution was still housed in a loft building on Broadway. During those years he worked with both founding Director Marcia Tucker and Phillips. Prior to joining the New Museum, he served as Managing Director at MoMA P.S.1 in New York. From 2003 to 2013, Szakacs was Director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California, where he elevated the institution’s national and international profile through distinguished exhibitions and a significant touring program. He also doubled the museum’s operating budget and substantially increased its endowment.