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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.


Kippen de Alba Chu
Chair of the Board (2018–2020)
Chief of Staff
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History





Chevy Humphrey
Vice Chair (2019-2020)
President & CEO
Arizona Science Center




Berit N. Durler
Treasurer (2019-2020)
San Diego Zoo Global




Douglas S. Jones
Immediate Past Chair (2018–2020)
Florida Museum of Natural 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
Senior Consultant
DeVos Institute of Arts Management



Headshot of a woman smiling at the camera with long shoulder length brown hair and dangling earrings.Susana Smith Bautista
Museum Consultant



Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
Incoming Director
Illinois State Museum


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


Marcia DeWitt
Board President
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden


Eduardo Díaz
Smithsonian Latino Center


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


Lisa Yun Lee
National Public Housing Museum


Woman with short brown hair, wearing black shirt in front of green leaf background

Kelly McKinley
Deputy Director
Oakland Museum of California


Headshot of a white man standing outside with a goatee wearing a geometric style blanket on one shoulder and a bolo tie.James Pepper Henry
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum



Headshot of man with short cut salt and pepper hair with bright blue eyes smiling broadly at the camera wearing a dark blue blazer with a checked white and blue shirt. Nathan Richie
Golden History Museum and Park in Golden, CO



Andrés Roldán
Executive Director
Parque Explora


Ruth Shelly
Executive Director
Portland Children’s Museum


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



Woman with short blonde hair and dark glasses smilingJulie Stein
Executive Director
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture



Headshot of a woman smiling at the camera with short grey hair and dangling earrings.Karol Wight
President and Executive Director
Corning Museum of Glass



Man with short greying in suit with orange lapel pinJorge Zamanillo
Executive Director
History Miami Museum


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