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 2022.

Co-Chairs 2020-2023

Lonnie G. Bunch, III
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20013
Thomas J. Loughman, Ph.D.
Former, Director and CEO (transition March 2021)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT 06103


Immediate Past Co-Chairs


Elizabeth Duggal
Former, Senior Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer   
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
New York, NY 10128

Kathy Dwyer Southern
Professor, Museum Studies Program
George Washington University
McLean, Virginia 22101



William U. Eiland
Georgia Museum of Art
Athens, GA 30602-6719


Secretary (ex-officio)

Molly Shevlin
Executive Director
4301 50th St NW
Suite 300 PMB 1042
Washington, DC 20016

Membership Contact: [email protected]


Board of Directors

Arthur G. Affleck, III
Executive Director
Association of Children’s Museums
2550 S. Clark Street, Arlington, VA 22202

Bridget C. Coughlin, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Dr. Scott Cooper
President and CEO
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Jason Cryan
Executive Director
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Joanne Sofía Flores
Senior Program Officer for Art
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Alice M. Greenwald
Former, President & CEO
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
New York, NY 10281

George Jacob
President & CEO
Embarcadero at Beach Street
Aquarium of the Bay
c/o Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133

Lyndel King
Emeritus, Director & Chief Curator
Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cameron Kitchin
Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Deborah Mack
Director, Smithsonian’s national initiative: Our Shared Future: Reckoning with our Racial Past
Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, DC 20013


Leslee Katrina Michelsen
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
(Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art)
Honolulu, HI 96816

Alejandra Peña
Director, Weisman Art Museum 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Patsy Phillips
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Kate Quinn
Executive Director
The Mütter Museum and Historic Medical Library
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Monica Ramirez-Montagut PhD.
Executive Director
The Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976

Julian Siggers, Ph.D. 
President and CEO
Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago, IL 60605

Bonnie W. Styles
Executive Director
Association of Science Museum Directors
Springfield, IL 62704

Elizabeth Varner
Adjunct Professor; ADR Neutral 
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Washington, DC


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


Diana Pardue (Chair, DRMC)
Director, Museum Services Division
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Immigration Museum
Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Ute Wartenberg (Chair, International Committee for Money and Banking Museums- ICOMON)
Executive Director
American Numismatic Society
New York, NY 10013

Antonio Rodriguez (Chair, ICOM
Advisory Council)

Museum Consultant
Potomac, MD 20854

Sally Yerkovich (ETHICS)
Professor, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University
Director of Educational Exchange and Special Projects at The American-Scandinavian Foundation


 ICOM-US Timeline

2021: ICOM-US Inaugural Publication (in collaboration with webinar series)

2020: ICOM-US Virtual Annual Meeting and Inaugural Webinar Series

2019: ICOM-US Restricted Fund created to support ICOM committee to host meetings/conferences in the U.S.

2017: ICOM-US Strategic Vision and Work Plan Finalized 

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

2015: ICOM-US Bid to host the 2019 ICOM General Conference in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

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