Stephan Jost

Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON

STEPHAN JOST is the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Appointed in 2016, Mr. Jost joined the AGO after holding a 5-year post as Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA). Under his leadership, HoMA’s finances were dramatically improved; the education program expanded in reach and capacity; its membership increased by 64 per cent; and the visitor experience was significantly energized. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Jost was the Director of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, the Director of the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California, and held several curatorial positions at the Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College in Ohio. Born in Michigan, Mr. Jost holds a BA in art history from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MA in art history, specializing in the history of photography, from the University of Texas at Austin.

Photo Credit: Craig Boyko, AGO.