Name: Lynn Schweig
KCJMCA Title: Secretary
Years on KCJMCA Board: 6
Other KCJMCA Activities: Member of the UrbanSuburban Committee & Finance Committee
Lynn Schweig was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she still has family, and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, and a Six Sigma Greenbelt. She began her career in underwriting and broadened to general management and operations leadership with companies such as Crum and Forster Commercial Insurance, Employer's Reinsurance Corporation, and General Electric's Insurance Solutions. This has given her the opportunity to live in many interesting cities such as Dallas, Chicago, Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, and ultimately, Kansas City.
Lynn has been in the insurance industry many years in a variety of roles. Currently, she is a Disability Claims Manager II and leads the Claims Teams who manage Short Term Disability claims in Liberty Mutual's Group Benefits Kansas City Claims office. They are a leading provider of group life and disability insurance products for a variety of customers located across the country. Prior to this, she was Director of Claims Support for Safeco Insurance Company. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys travel, golf, volunteering, and learning about wine.
Why are you involved with the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art?
I started out as a volunteer for UrbanSuburban, the year Donna and Harriett first co-chaired it, then stayed active after that. At first I was involved just to help out, I thought I could offer a business perspective and I enjoyed volunteering. I really didn’t know much about art and had never really thought about collecting. But I have enjoyed getting to know so many great people through the KCJMCA and I’ve learned so much, that I’ve just stayed on.
What are your favorite KCJMCA events and programs? Why?
My favorite event is UrbanSuburban, probably because it’s what brought me in. Plus, it’s just a fun time, with great art and wonderful artists. I also love the art crawls because so many interesting people have opened their homes and collections to us, that we might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. The day trip to Omaha was particularly memorable.
What are your expectations for the future of KCJMCA?
I hope to see the KCJMCA get more attention in the local art community. Our visibility has been increasing and I hope to see that result in more members, more visitors to the gallery, and more people enjoying contemporary art. We offer a unique experience, due to our location, and I think we continue to serve the KC community by providing quality exhibits and programing for all ages.