Announcing Margo Amgott as Interim President, Studio NYC

Dr. Hasna Muhammad, Chair of Studio in a School Association’s Board of Directors, announced that Margo Amgott will serve as the Interim President of Studio NYC effective June 17, 2024. Alison Scott-Williams is assuming the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Ms. Amgott, who successfully served as our interim leader in 2019, will provide Studio with a seamless transition of leadership during our search process.

Ms. Amgott heads Amgott Interim LLC, a consulting company that provides transitional support and project management to nonprofit organizations. In addition to her term at Studio NYC, she has served in leadership roles in state and local government, higher education, and other leading non-profits. Most recently, she served as Interim CEO of Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County, Connecticut’s largest early childhood program.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Amgott directed New York City’s Early Intervention Program for children with developmental delays and disabilities at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also spent more than 15 years at Columbia University overseeing programs providing student health and campus wellness. Ms. Amgott holds an MA from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a BA from Barnard College. A lifelong New Yorker, Ms. Amgott has demonstrated her ability to quickly understand complex organizations and enable them to thrive during transitional periods. Ms. Amgott said, “Studio in a School has a storied history of providing high-quality programs that foster the creative expression of young people. I am delighted to be returning to support the work of Studio’s accomplished staff and artist instructors alongside their deeply committed Board of Directors.”

Founder, Agnes Gund said, “Studio in a School is grateful to Ms. Scott-Williams for her many contributions to Studio NYC, and we wish her all the best. Dr. Muhammad added, “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Amgott aboard. We’re excited to be working with her again.”

Long-time board member, Kenneth Cooper, is leading the search process with the Board who have enlisted Koya Partners Diversified Search Group to identify the next permanent president of Studio NYC to continue our vital mission of providing visual arts education to New York City’s students.