**Nomination Period for 2021 is now open**

ICOM-US is accepting nominations to join its Board of Directors (nominations can be for yourself or on behalf of another colleague). 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.


The submission deadline is 11:59pm EST on Monday, April 5, 2021.

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

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

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

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


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

Secretary (ex-officio)

Molly Shevlin
Administrative/Membership Coordinator
4301 50th St NW
Suite 300 PMB 1042
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 452-1200
[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

Teng Chamchumrus
Executive Officer
Office of the Under Secretary for Education, Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012, MRC 051
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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

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

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

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
333 E. River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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

Deborah Mack
Interim Director
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
950 Independence Ave SW, MSC 708
Washington DC, 20056

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

Kate Quinn
Executive Director
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215.340.9800 x 104

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

Daniel Ronan
Owner and Principal
Resilient Heritage
Chicago, IL 60640
(503) 449-2155

Julian Siggers
President and CEO
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sally Yerkovich, (ETHICS)
Professor, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University
Director of Educational Exchange and Special Projects at The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Tel: 917-543-1750

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. 

2017: ICOM-US Strategic Vision and Work Plan Finalized 

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

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


4301 50th Street NW

Suite 300 PMB 1042

Washington, DC 20016