ICOM-US: Board of Directors

ICOM-US is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the committee membership. The list that follows is current as of the annual election held in May 2017.

Co-Chairs 2017-2020

Lonnie G. Bunch, III
Founding Director
National Museum of African American
History and Culture,
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012, MRC 509
Washington, DC 20013-7012
(202) 633-4751
[email protected]

Thomas J. Loughman, Ph.D.
Director and CEO
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 838-4169
[email protected]
[email protected]

Immediate Past Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Duggal
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3688
[email protected]

Kathy Dwyer Southern
Professor, Museum Studies Program
George Washington University
McLean, Virginia 22101
(703) 402-1800 
[email protected]


Jose A. Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 786-7040
[email protected]

Secretary (ex-officio)

Molly Shevlin
Administrative/Membership Coordinator
1000 Potomac Street NW
Suite 108
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 452-1200
[email protected]
[email protected]

Board of Directors

Ruth Berson
Deputy Museum Director, Curatorial Affairs
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 948-1328
[email protected]

Amy Bornkamp
Sr. Manager of Exhibition
Planning & Partnership
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 665-7404
[email protected]

Virginia M Curry
Doctoral Candidate Interdisciplinary Studies,
Art History/Independent Research Scholar
University of Texas
Flower Mound, TX 75022
(817) 881-6113
[email protected]

Martin Earring

Special Assistant
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
4th St. and Independence Ave., SW,
PO Box 37012, MRC 590
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
(202) 633-6904
[email protected]

William U. Eiland
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602-6719
(706) 542-0441
[email protected]

Jay Finney
Chief Marketing Officer
The Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-9500
[email protected]

Andrea Kajer
Senior Director, External Relations
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1906
[email protected]

Cameron Kitchin
Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director
Cincinnati Art Museum
Eden Park
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 639-2901
[email protected]

Juanita Moore 
Retired, President/CEO
Charles H. Wright Museum of
African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

[email protected]


Alejandra Peña
Executive Director
Museo de Arte de Ponce
PO Box 9027
Ponce, PR 00732-9027
(787) 840-1510
[email protected]

Kate Quinn
Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum)
3260 South Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 898-4019
[email protected]

Daniel Ronan
Owner, Consultant
Resilient Heritage
Chicago, IL 60640
(503) 449-2155
[email protected]

David J. de la Torre
Curator of Exhibitions
Katz Snyder Gallery
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, California
(415) 497-4825
[email protected]

Elizabeth Varner
Adjunct Professor; ADR Neutral 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Washington, DC
(202) 302-1036
[email protected]

Corine Wegener
Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative
Office of the Under Secretary for
History, Art, and Culture
Smithsonian Institution
S. Dillon Ripley Center, Rm 3148
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
MRC 714 PO Box 37012
(202) 633-5003
[email protected]

W. Richard West, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Autry National Center of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000 ext. 302
[email protected]

Dr. John Wetenhall
The George Washington University
Museum & The Textile Museum
2320 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 667-0441 ext. 24
[email protected]

Deborah Ziska
Johns Hopkins University, Master of Arts in Museum Studies
455 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
[email protected]

Members Ex-Officio (according to ICOM-US bylaws)

Diana Pardue (ICOM Executive Council)
Director, Museum Services Division
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Immigration Museum
Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004
(917) 846.2597
[email protected]

Meghan Curran (Chair, International Committee for Marketing and Public Relations- MPR)
SVP Marketing, Guest Experiences and Sales, Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 692-3195
[email protected]

Dr. Eric Dorfman (Chair, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History- NATHIST)
Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 622-3280
[email protected]

Jean Druesedow (Chair, International Committee for Collections of Costume- COSTUME)
Director, Kent State University Museum
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-3450
[email protected]

Antonio Rodriguez (Chair, International Committee for Exhibitions and Exchange- ICEE)
Museum Consultant
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 401-5075
[email protected]

Technical Advisors to the Board (appointed by the co-chairs)

Douglass W. McDonald
Retired, President and Chief Executive Officer
Cincinnati Museum Center and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH 45244
(513) 708-2000
[email protected]

Sally Yerkovich, (ETHICS)
Director, Institute of Museum Ethics
Seton Hall University
250 South End Avenue, Apt. 9D
New York, NY 10280
(917) 543-1750
[email protected]


ICOM-US Timeline:

2011: ICOM-US became independent from the American Alliance of Museum (AAM), which had been managing ICOM-US.

2012: ICOM-US hired Hauck & Associates, Inc., with offices in Washington, DC, to administer ICOM-US affairs.

2014: ICOM-US finalized new bylaws and was approved as a 501c3 (U.S. nonprofit) organization.

2016: ICOM-US and AAM signed a Memorandum of Understanding, leading to future collaborations.