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MSA Committees

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BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Stacey Stachow
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT

MEMBERS

Ibai Demirdache
Kinzoku Custom
Toronto, Ontario

Ava Maxwell
Charles H. Morse Museum of American Art
Winter Park, FL

Ione Saroyan
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY

Blue Anderson
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, OR

Chacho Herman
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA

Elizabeth Price
Museum Store Association

FINANCE COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Darcy Estes Pinelo
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA

MEMBERS

Stuart Hata
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Chacho Herman
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA

Karen McNeely
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI

Chris Michel
The National World War II Museum
New Orleans, LA

Patricia Sampson
The King Center
Atlanta, GA

Ione Saroyan
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY

Kate Schureman
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Peoria, IL

Julie Steiner
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Susan Tudor
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jacksonville, FL

Elizabeth Price
Museum Store Association

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Amanda Schultz
Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI

MEMBERS

Melody Caban
Dallas, TX

David Duddy
MIT Museum
Cambridge, MA

Stuart Hata
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Patricia Sampson
The King Center
Atlanta, GA

Ione Saroyan
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY

Susan Tudor
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jacksonville, FL

Maizie Clarke Kincheloe
Mazie Clarke LLC
Louisville, KY

Michael Tennant
Actually Curious
Largo, FL

Jocelyn Kirouax
Umlaut Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

Gia Kapp
Monarque by Fig Design Group
Carollton, TX

Andrea Brito-Amador
Museum Store Association

DEAI COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Andrea Pollock
Independence Seaport Museum
Philadelphia, PA

MEMBERS

Melanie Depcinski
Michigan Science Center
Detroit, MI

Stuart Hata
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Mary Lind Mahmud
Fair Anita
Minneapolis, MN

Patricia Sampson
The King Center
Atlanta, GA

Amanda Schultz
Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI

Kate Schureman
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Peoria, IL

Stacey Stachow
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT

Lori Braszo
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Elizabeth Price
Museum Store Association

MSA NEXT

CHAIRPERSON

Kelli Davis
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, CA

MEMBERS

Kacey Bengtson
Cheekwood
Nashville, TN

Katy Murphy
Narrative Material
Chicago, IL

Steve Santangelo
Popcorn Custom Products
East Hartford, CT

Amanda Schultz
Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI

Kate Botelho Sibya
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, RI

Aubrey Herr
The Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY

Elizabeth Price
Museum Store Association

EDUCATION ADVISORY GROUP

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Julia Jordan
Edelman Fossil Park & Museum
Mantua, NJ

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Ione Saroyan
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY

MEMBERS

Blue Anderson
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, OR

Anne Cecil
ONO/VM-CLUB
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Brichacek
Poster House
New York, NY

Aubrey Herr
The Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY

Michael Higdon
National Building Museum
Washington, DC

Colleen Higginbotham
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Kacey Cramer
North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC

Melissa Lew
South Riding, VA

Alice McAuliffe
Emeritus
Baltimore, MD

Cathy Nagle-Ervin
Retail Training Tools
Findlay, OH

Kirsten Parker
Golden Spike Tower
North Platte, NE

Kate Botelho Sibya
Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, RI

Julie Steiner
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Jay Thomson
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Jeff Glickman
Turn to the Wonderful, LLC
South Windsor, CT

Lauren Salazar
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden
Washington, DC

Lydia Bailey-Brown
Museum Store Association

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Colleen Higginbotham
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Kate Schureman
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Peoria, IL

MEMBERS

Blue Anderson
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, OR

Ray Eme
Lightner Museum
St. Augustine, FL

Chacho Herman
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA

Elizabeth Price
Museum Store Association

CHAPTER TASK FORCE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Melody Caban
Dallas, TX

Lindsey Dabek
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Wendi Davis
UWF Historic Trust
Pensacola, FL

Darcy Estes Pinelo
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Amy Grigg
Emeritus Member

Charlotte, NC

Julia Jordan
Edelman Fossil Park & Museum
Mantua, NJ

Renee Maurer
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts
Auburn, AL

Kirsten Parker
Golden Spike Tower
North Platte, NE

Miriam Robins
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ

Patricia Sampson
The King Center
Atlanta, GA

Amanda Schultz
Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI

Stephanie Smith-Gragg
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Jay Thomson
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Elizabeth Price
Museum Store Association
 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Sophia Cosper
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham, AL

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Katherine Kornblau
KJK Jewelry Inc. by Katherine J. Kornblau
New York, NY

MEMBERS

Kate Ludwig
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Garden City, NY

Jennifer Johnstone
Space Foundation Discovery Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Rita Reed
Rockwell Museum
Corning, NY

Michael Kline
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA

Melanie Kunsch
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Inc.
Akron, OH

Karen Torres
Tulia’s Artisan Gallery
Chicago, IL

Todd Edwards
The Henry B. Plant Museum
Tampa, FL

Chacho Herman
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA

Kirsten Parker
Golden Spike Tower
North Platte, NE

Jennifer Castracane
Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Brooklyn, NY

Lorne Kotzer
Soft Stuff Creations
Surrey, BC Canada

Lori Braszo
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Karen Raudabaugh
Museum Store Association 

MSA FORWARD CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Ibai Demirdache
Kinzoku Custom
Toronto, Ontario

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Miriam Robbins
Lowell Observatory
Chicago, IL

MEMBERS

Blue Anderson
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria, OR

Colleen Higginbotham
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Kelli Davis
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, CA

Beth Shafer
Museum of Flight
Seattle, WA

Steve Santangelo
Popcorn Custom Products
East Hartford, CT

Michelle Bourdon
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, CA

Manish Gupta
Matr Boomie
Austin, TX

Jessica Ray
GOEX Apparel
Kansas City, MO

David Beaulieu
Today is Art Day
Quebec City, Canada

Darcy Estes Pinelo
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Mayhugh
Museum Store Association

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Stuart Hata
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

CO-CHAIRPERSON

Susan Tudor
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jacksonville, FL

MEMBERS

Tia Bianchini
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Melody Caban
Melody Caban Consulting
Dallas, TX

Susan DeLand
DeLand Consulting
Long Beach, CA

David Graveen
Popcorn Custom Products
East Hartford, CT

Colleen Higginbotham
Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Stephanie Smith-Gragg
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Hodapp
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Chris Messina
Silver Garden Designs
N Chelmsford, MA

Tina Rohatsch
ART IS NYC
Brooklyn, NY

Hala Scandar
Dandarah
Dollard-des-ormeaux, QC

Joanne Whitworth
Association for Cultural Enterprises
Bishop Auckland, Durham

Maizie Clarke Kincheloe
Mazie Clarke LLC
Louisville, KY

Michael Tennant
Curiosity Lab Holdings
Largo, FL

Andrea Brito-Amador
Museum Store Association