Mark Golden, CEO and Co-founder of Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Mr. Golden has been a guest lecturer at the Conservation Center of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Tate Gallery in London and the National Museum of American History in D.C. as well as dozen of Universities around the world. In 1998, Mr. Golden was a presenter at the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) conference, speaking on the topic of introducing Social Responsibility in a small business.
Mr. Golden was selected as the 1996 Small Business Person of the Year for New York State and recognized by President Bill Clinton for his activities in creating a business that exemplifies the spirit of Corporate Citizenship in providing a work environment that values all employees. Mark received a new award from the American Conservation Institute, recognizing his many contributions to the field of art conservation. In 2005, Mark received the New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) 2005 Inspiration Awards and was honored by the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) with a 2005 Wall of Fame Award. In 2011, Golden Artist Colors was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 50 small businesses to work for. And just this past June, the company was recognized by Americans for the Arts as one of the top 10 contributors to the arts in our country.