**Nomination Period for 2021 is closed**

ICOM-US accepts nominations to join its Board of Directors (nominations can be for yourself or on behalf of another colleague), and elects a new class at their annual meeting in the Spring. ICOM-US welcomes the nomination of individuals from all backgrounds, however, you must be an ICOM-US member to be eligible.  Learn more about submission procedures on the board matrix form.

Please send any questions to Molly Shevlin, ICOM-US Executive Director at [email protected].

*Note that the committee is taking a long view of shaping the board, so nominations received this year may be considered in future years.

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 2021.

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
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: Morgan Denault [email protected]


Board of Directors

Amy Bornkamp 
Director of Sales and Booking
IMG Exhibitions
Chicago, IL 60601

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
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
Retired, 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

[new role effective August 2021]- 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  [new role effective 11-29-21]
Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

Kate Quinn
Executive Director
James A. Michener Art Museum
Doylestown, PA 18901

Monica Ramirez-Montagut
Executive Director
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Daniel Ronan
Owner and Principal
Resilient Heritage
Chicago, IL 60640

Julian Siggers
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)

Dr. Eric Dorfman (ICOM Executive Board)
Director & CEO, 
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, NC 27601

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

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


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

Antonio Rodriguez (Chair, International Committee for Exhibitions and Exchange- ICEE)

Museum Consultant
Potomac, MD 20854

 Technical Advisor (11/2021-2/2021)

Teng Chamchumrus
Chief Program Officer
Us Against Alzheimer's
Washington, DC 


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.