Deadline Extended! 

ICOM-US invites members to nominate candidates to serve on the ICOM-US Board of Directors. Due to COVID-19, we will be extending the ICOM-US Call for Board Nominations until the Fall 2020. We will be holding a supplemental election and completing the class of 2023 at the Fall ICOM-US Board Meeting.

Please complete the Board Nomination Online Form HERE.  If you are nominating on behalf of someone else, please include a letter of nomination. Please send any questions to Molly Shevlin, ICOM-US Secretary 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 2020.

Co-Chairs 2020-2023

Lonnie G. Bunch, III
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 016
Washington, DC 20013
Phone: 202-633-1846
[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]


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

Amy Bornkamp
Director of Sales and Booking
IMG Exhibitions
Address: 121 W. Wacker Drive, Suite #2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 773.844.7563
[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]

Joanne Sofía Flores
Senior Program Officer for Art
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
MRC 040
Washington, DC 20013-7012
[email protected]

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

Lyndel King
Director & Chief Curator
Weisman Art Museum
333 E. River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[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]

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]

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

Class of 2020 (Extended to Fall, election extension May 2020)

Martin Earring
Research Associate
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
4th St. and Independence Ave., SW,
PO Box 37012, MRC 590, ATTN: Executive Office
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
Phone: 202.807.9088
[email protected]
Nancy Zinn
Consulting Curator
United States Diplomacy Center Museum, Department of State, Washington, DC
5964 Gentle Call, Clarksville, MD  21029
[email protected]

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
(917) 846.2597
[email protected]

Dr. Eric Dorfman (ICOM Executive Board)
Director & CEO, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: +1 919-707-9804
[email protected]
[email protected]

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

Ute Wartenberg (chair, international committee for Money and Banking Museums- ICOMON)
Executive Director
American Numismatic Society
75 Varick Street, Floor 2
New York, NY 10013
[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)
Professor, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University
Director of Educational Exchange and Special Projects at The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Tel: 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.