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Gary Tinterow is going home. The longtime chair of the department of 19th-century, modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was named director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where he grew up. Gary replaces Peter Marzio, a much-loved figure in Houston who led the institution for 28 years before his death a year ago. Gary said the combination of a committed board, a passionate audience, a fine collection and an institution with the third-largest endowment in the country ($1 billion, trailing only the Getty and the Met) was too much to pass up. “Gary Tinterow has built an impeccable record of scholarship and connoisseurship over several decades in his field, and he has achieved an extraordinary level of leadership within one of the world’s most renowned institutions,” Cornelia Long, chair of the board of the Houston museum, said in announcing the appointment. David Yoffie was named to the board of directors at TiVo, which provides advanced television services to consumers, content distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers. David serves as the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration and is senior associate dean and chair of executive education at Harvard Business School. His research and consulting focus on competitive strategy, technology and international competition. David has worked with high-tech giants Intel and HTC. Roberta Lipson, the CEO and president of Chindex, received the 2011 Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Award from Frost & Sullivan at its annual GIL congress for her leadership as a pioneer in China’s health care industry. Chindex, which is based in the United States, provides health care services in China through the operations of United Family Healthcare, a network of private primary-care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics. Roberta has been an active member of the business community in China for more than 30 years and has served on the board of directors for the U.S.–China Business Council. Eric Miller married Daniel Layman on Oct. 29, 2011, at the home of Eric’s sister and brother-in-law in Lawrence, N.Y. Eric works in Chicago as a senior counsel to the inspector general of the General Services Administration. Daniel retired from the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, where he was a budget analyst for the Food and Drug Administration. The couple met 14 years ago at the party of a mutual friend in Washington. Businessman and philanthropist Bobby Sager, who recently worked with Lady Gaga on a project for Polaroid and is a friend of the Dalai Lama and Sting, was honored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at its Lights + Spice Gala at the  Leventhal-Sidman JCC.
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