Standards and Best Practices

Benchmarks, guidelines and avenues for recognition.

Join the Alliance

Membership is the foundation for excellence and unites the field.

Our Board

We are governed by the Board of Directors elected by the members of the Alliance.

Chair of the Board (2016–2018)

  Douglas S. Jones
Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 

Vice Chair (2016–2017)

  Kippen de Alba Chu
Executive Director
Iolani Palace, Honolulu, HI 

Immediate Past Chair (2016–2018)

  Kaywin Feldman
Director and President
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN 

Class of 2015–2018


Robert M. Davis
Museum Consultant

  William T. Harris
President and CEO
Space Center Houston, TX
  Eliza Benington Kozlowski
Director of Marketing and Engagement
George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
  Lawrence Pijeaux
Past President and CEO
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, AL 
  Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko (Treasurer)
President & CEO
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
  Ruth Shelly
Executive Director
Portland Children’s Museum, OR

  Stephanie Stebich
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Class of 2016–2019

  Mark Edward
Hertzbach & Company, PA, Rockville, MD 

  Chevy Humphrey
President & CEO
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ

  Judith Margles
Executive Director
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Portland, OR 

  Tonya Matthews
President and CEO
Michigan Science Center, Detroit, MI

  Kelly McKinley
Deputy Director
Oakland Museum of California, CA 

  James Pepper Henry
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

  Carlos Tortolero
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL


Class of 2017–2020

  Devon Akmon
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
  Eduardo Díaz
Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, DC

Berit N. Durler
San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA 

  Christine A. Holm
Vice President and Regional Director–Foundation and Institutional Advisors
Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL
  Lisa Yun Lee
National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL 
  Andrés Roldán
Executive Director
Parque Explora, Medellin, Colombia