SOURCE: Skinner, Inc.

Skinner, Inc.

June 14, 2010 10:43 ET

Skinner Appoints New Director of Institutional Relationships

L. Emerson Tuttle to Head Strategic Department

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  Skinner, Inc., one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, has named L. Emerson Tuttle as its new Director of Institutional Relationships. In this strategic role, Tuttle will be responsible for developing, cultivating and maintaining the firm's ties with trust and estate settlement professionals, museums, and other corporate and not-for-profit institutions.

Tuttle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. A graduate of Brooks School and Yale University, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School with a focus on property, trust and estate, and tax law. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Tuttle has had a thirty-five-year career in the financial services industry, and spent a majority of that time working with high-net-worth individual clients, including a stint managing the Estate Settlement Department of a major Boston financial institution.

He has also been an active participant in the auction market for art and antiques for more than twenty years, both as a collector and as a participant in a family antiques business.

According to Skinner's Chief Executive Officer Karen Keane, "The goal of this program is to strengthen Skinner's brand awareness in the institutional marketplace and increase our business with key referral partners such as banks, law firms, financial planners, museum professionals, corporate art buyers, and high-end real estate firms throughout the northeast and in other select geographic locations." Keane continues, "With a solid background in the financial arena and first-hand knowledge of the auction industry, Emerson Tuttle is well-suited to head this strategic initiative."

About Skinner
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner's appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Design, Fine Ceramics, Fine Jewelry, Textiles & Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Science & Technology, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Mass. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner's website www.skinnerinc.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Catherine Riedel
    Director of Marekting
    Skinner, Inc.
    508/970-3231
    Email Contact

    L. Emerson Tuttle
    Director of Institutional Relationships
    Skinner, Inc.
    508/970-3000
    Email Contact