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I.D. Aruede is the Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Whitney Museum of American Art located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. As a member of the Museum’s leadership team, Mr. Aruede has responsibility for a broad range of strategic, operational and policy-making functions including direct oversight of capital and operating budgets, finance, treasury, investments, endowment, human capital strategy and institutional legal/risk management.

In addition, Mr. Aruede leads Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives at the Whitney. His work advancing the Whitney’s DEIA priorities has led to a broader role chairing a task force across the NYC cultural sector focused on developing best practices for recruiting, hiring and long-term development of pipelines of diverse talent for the City’s museums.

Prior to his career in the arts, Mr. Aruede held various roles in equity research covering the consumer food & beverage sectors at leading global investment banks, including J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Aruede began his career in public accounting at KPMG, where he audited clients in the financial services, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors.

Mr. Aruede attended the historically Black college Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in accounting. He subsequently went on to earn his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Aruede serves on the board of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a workforce development non-profit that provides underserved teens in NYC and nationally with educational opportunities and job/life skills to prepare them for successful careers in the culinary sector.

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