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.
Founder, Via 10 Arts, LLC
Farmington, CT 06032

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
Arlington, VA 22202

Bridget C. Coughlin, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, IL 60605

Scott Cooper, Ph.D.
President and CEO
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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

Dr. George Jacob
President & CEO
BayEcotarium/ Aquarium of the Bay
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)
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
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)

Jane E. Klinger

Special Advisor and Senior Research Conservator, U S Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

Christina Linsenmeyer

Associate Curator, Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Diana Pardue
Chair, DRMC

Director, Museum Services Division
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Immigration Museum
Liberty Island
New York, NY 

Glenn Perkins
Chair, CAMOC
Curator of Community History, Greensboro History Museum, Greensboro, NC

Antonio Rodriguez
Chair, ICOM 
Advisory Council
Museum Consultant
Potomac, MD 20854

Hillary Spencer
Chair, ICEE
Founder, Agency, Rockville, MD

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

Deborah Ziska
Chair, MPR
Consultant, 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.