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Dr. Betsy Fahlman to adjunct curator of American art, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.


Katharine DeShaw to managing director, advancement and external relations, The Academy Museum, Los Angeles.
Alisa Eagleton-Cieslewicz to Curator of Conservation, SFO Museum, San Francisco.
Amanda Riley to director of development, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco.
Nancy Sackson to chief philanthropy officer, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco.
Samuel Scott to Curator of Aviation, Collections, SFO Museum, San Francisco.
Marina Vlnar to education manager, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA.
Andrea Saenz Williams to director of education & civic engagement, di Rosa, Napa, CA.


Valerie Garlick to executive director, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT.


Dr. Heather Campbell Coyle to chief curator, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.

District of Columbia

Camille Ann Brewer to curator of contemporary textile art, George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC.
Catherine Eagleton to associate director of curatorial affairs, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
Lisa Sasaki to director, Asian Pacific American Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Stephanie Stebich to The Margaret and Terry Stent Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
Tony Zeiss to executive director, Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


Stuart Chase, outoing president/CEO, HistoryMiami, Miami.
Kristen Shepherd to director, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL.
Frank Steslow to president, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami.
Patricia Tomlinson to Curator of Exhibitions, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL.


Kierstin Veldkamp to curator of education and public engagement, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion, Milledgeville, GA.


José Villa to grant writer, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI.


Alison Gass to director, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago.
Laura-Caroline Johnson to collection and exhibition manager, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago.
Mia Lopez to assistant curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago.
Voula Saridakis, Ph.D. to Curator, Collections department, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.


Rasmus Thøgersen to executive director, Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn, IA.


Robert M. Citino, PhD to Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian, National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA.


Michal P. Mansfield to executive director, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME.


Eric Applegarth, outgoing exhibits specialist, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Claiborne, MD.
Dr. Christopher Bedford to Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.
Timothy Rhue II to senior informal education specialist, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore.


Pamela Gannon, Ph.D., to the Board of Directors, The Discovery Museums, Acton, MA.


Janet DeYoung to interim director, Holland Museum, Holland, MI.
Suzanne Fischer to museum director, Michigan History Center, Lansing, MI.
Christopher Shires to executive director, Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI.


Joe D. Horse Capture to American Indian Initiatives, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.


Aimee Marcereau DeGalan to senior curator of European Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
Philip Hu to curator of Asian art, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis.
Diane Gutenkauf to executive director, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI.


Cindy Gardner to site administrator, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson, MS.
Pamela Junior to director, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson, MS.
Rachel Myers to director, Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson, MS.

New Mexico

Will Ticknor, retiring director of museum resources, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Sante Fe, NM.

New York

Daniel Belasco to executive director, The Al Held Foundation, Boiceville, NY.
Robin Akins Brewer to educator, The Hyde Collection, Glenn Falls, NY.
Connie H. Choi to associate curator, The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY.
Keri Dudek to educator, The Hyde Collection, Glenn Falls, NY.
Alice Greenwald to president and CEO, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City.
Marcela Guerrero to assistant curator, Whitney Museum, New York.
Rujeko Hockley to assistant curator, Whitney Museum, New York.
Rick Kinsel to president, Vilcek Foundation, New York.
Beth E. Levinthal (outgoing) director, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY.
Nancy Richner to director, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY.
Jorge Daniel Veneciano to director, Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Brian Lee Whisenhunt to executive director, The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY.

North Carolina

Nancy Fields to director, Museum of the Southeast American Indian, Pembroke, NC.
Kathryn Hill to president and CEO, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte.
Brenda Tindall to staff historian, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte.
Franklin Vagnone to president, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC.


Dr. Frederic Bertley to president and CEO, COSI, Columbus, OH.
Dr. David E. Chesebrough to president emeritus, COSI, Columbus, OH.
Ashley Jordan to curator, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati.
Bethany Kivela Joyave to scout and family programs coordinator, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland.


Grace Kook-Anderson to curator of Northwest Art, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.


Aimee Newell to executive director, Luzerne County Historical Society, Willkes Barre, PA.
Susan Talbott to executive director, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.

Rhode Island

Mary Jo Valdes to archivist, Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, Newport, RI.

South Carolina

Page Hayhurst to president and CEO, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC.


Crystal A. Churchwell to associate director of development, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville.


Brett Abbott to director of collections and exhibitions, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.
Anna Katherine Brodbeck to assistant curator of contemporary art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas.
Michael Duchemin to CEO, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio.
Dr. Rosario I. Granados to Carl & Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
Michael Hardwick to executive director, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio.
Elizabeth Mayfield Jackson to vice president, Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio.
Dr. Victoria Ramirez to director, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX.
Doug Roberts to chief technology officer, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, TX.
Kheli R. Willetts to CEO, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX.


Sarah B. George to executive director, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


Jenny Furnas to museum shop manager, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
Matthew McLendon to director and chief curator, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Jonathan Markham to manager of curriculum and gallery programs, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
Alisa Reynolds to associate registrar, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
Julie Ribits to National Endowment for the Humanities conservation fellow, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.
Liz Williams to director, Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria, VA.
Susan Zwerling to museum assessment program officer, American Alliance of Museums, Arlington, VA.


John Baule (retiring) executive director, Yakima Valley Museum, Yakima, WA.
Emily Ditty to director of advancement, EMP Museum, Seattle.
Geneva Griswold to associate objects conservator, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.
Mark Holcomb to interim executive director, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
Joseph Rosa to director and CEO. Frye Art Museum, Seattle.
Patty Isacson Sabee (outgoing) CEO + director, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle.


Sam Gappmayer to director, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.


Steven D. Seamons to director, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.