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Board of Directors

The American Alliance of Museums is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board accepts nominations for members year round.



Chevy Humphrey
Chair of the Board (2020–2022)
President & CEO
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago



Berit N. Durler
Vice Chair (2020-2021)
Trustee Emeritus
San Diego Zoo Global




Man with short greying in suit with orange lapel pinJorge Zamanillo
Treasurer (2020-2021)
Executive Director
HistoryMiami Museum




Kippen de Alba Chu
Immediate Past Chair (2020-2022)
Chief of Staff
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History




Laura Lott, President and CEO, American Alliance of Museums

Laura Lott (ex officio)
President and CEO
American Alliance of Museums

Board Members

Man with dark hair, smiling, wearing a suit and with a lapel pinDevon Akmon
Science Gallery Detroit



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Carrie Rebora Barratt
Former CEO & President
The New York Botanical Garden



Frederic Bertley
President and CEO
Center of Science and Industry



Alison Rempel Brown

Alison Rempel Brown
President & CEO
Science Museum of Minnesota


Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
Illinois State Museum


Robert M. Davis
President and CEO
America’s Black Holocaust Museum


Image of a white woman with shoulder length wavy reddish brown hair wearing a large red beaded necklace.Marcia DeWitt
Biggs Museum of American Art
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden


Christine A. Donovan
Manager, The Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program
Northern Trust Company


Charles Katzenmeyer headshotCharles L. Katzenmeyer
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Field Museum



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Kelly McKinley
Chief Executive Officer
Bay Area Discovery Museum


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James Pepper Henry
First Americans Museum


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Nathan Richie
Golden History Museum and Park in Golden, CO


Ruth Shelly
Former Executive Director
Portland Children’s Museum

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Stephanie Stebich
The Margaret and Terry Stent Director
Smithsonian American Art Museum


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Julie Stein
Executive Director
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture


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Karol Wight
President and Executive Director
Corning Museum of Glass


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