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Kenneth Weine

Lecturer; Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met's Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, Kenneth Weine, oversees media relations, marketing, government affairs, tourism, and employee communications. He joined the Museum in February 2017.

Previously, Weine was Vice President, Communications and Marketing, for The New York Public Library, where he helped build an award-winning campaign for increased library funding and was dedicated to showcasing the library’s education programs in neighborhood branches, its digital leadership, and renovations and capital improvements for the network’s 92 libraries. Trained as an attorney and, previously, a community organizer, he began his career at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, first as a staff attorney and then as the organization's first communications director. From 1999 to 2005, Weine led communications and marketing at Newsweek and then worked at Consumer Reports/Consumers Union, directing communications and branding. He is a board member of the Communications Network and has published op-eds on a range of democracy topics. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.


  • NOPM PS5160: Communications and Marketing for Nonprofits


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., University of Michigan