The Museum of Contemporary Art (moCA) Cleveland’s Board of Directors unanimously elected Hahn Loeser partner Lawrence E. Oscar as an Honorary Director, a distinction reserved for long-term moCa Cleveland Directors that have contributed at the highest levels through leadership and stewardship.
Taking on numerous leadership roles in Cleveland-based organizations throughout his career, Oscar served on moCa Cleveland’s Board of Trustees for more than 20 years, including three years as Board President (2018-2021). During his tenure, Oscar led moCa Cleveland in its response to the pandemic, the tumultuous racial reckoning following the murder of George Floyd, and the search for a new Executive Director.
“Larry Oscar is supremely deserving of this, and so many, commendations,” remarked moCa Cleveland Executive Director Megan Lykins Reich. “His confident leadership, creative thinking, curiosity, passion, and empathic engagement are a model for non-profit board service, and moCa is privileged to bear the benefits of these attributes. We are thrilled to acknowledge Larry’s invaluable impact by keeping him in the moCa family forever as an Honorary Board Member.”
For over 50 years, moCa Cleveland has celebrated the contemporary art and artists of our time, showcasing an array of fresh voices within contemporary art that reflect the art and ideas of the moment.
“From his start as a member of the moCa Board of Directors, Larry was influential and garnered the respect of his colleagues,” said former moCa Board President and current board member Harriet Warm. “In addition to his leadership as President of the Board, he also chaired the important Governance Committee. His always thoughtful approach, combined with his enthusiastic support, was a continuing inspiration to others.
With over 40 years of experience at Hahn Loeser, Oscar has served as the Firm’s CEO and Managing Partner for more than eight years and currently serves as the Business Enterprises Practice Area Co-Chair. He is a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and New York University School of Law.
In the community, Oscar’s leadership roles have included serving as founding chair of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Advisory Council, chair of the Cleveland Leaderships Center’s Board of Trustees, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Leadership Circle.