As the Regional Director in New York, Katie Banser-Whittle provides appraisal and auction evaluation services and manages client relations with individuals, fiduciaries, not-for-profit organizations, and museums in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. With more than fifteen years of experience in all facets of the market for fine tangibles, she is at home evaluating and consulting on a range of material, from individual pieces to entire estates.
Prior to joining Skinner in 2016, Katie spent ten years with Christie’s in New York. While at Christie’s, she served as AVP and Specialist in the Musical Instruments department before taking a position as Specialist and Project Manager in the Private & Iconic Collections specialty department, where she managed all aspects of the presentation of single-owner collections in gallery and on-site sales.
Earlier in her career, she worked for private galleries in New Orleans and for museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Anthropology from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. She is also a graduate of Richmond, The American International University in London, having received her Master of Arts in Art History with a concentration in Art of the Italian Renaissance.
Katie resides in Westchester, New York with her family.