Jennifer Trainer Thompson takes on a new role at Hancock Shaker Village.
Jennifer Trainer Thompson, a well-known face in Berkshire’s museum world, will become president/CEO of Hancock Shaker Village at the end of this year, moving on from her current post at MASS MoCA.
One of a small team that developed MASS MoCA beginning in 1988, she has been integral to the museum’s evolution, helping to raise some $70 million.
She is also author of 22 books, including ten acclaimed cookbooks, as well as articles on design, science, art, and lifestyle. Her books include Fresh Fish, The Fresh Egg Cookbook, and Hot Sauce!.
Thompson has been nominated for three James Beard Awards, and she is the chef/creator of Jump Up and Kiss Me, an all-natural line of spicy foods.