2019 New Orleans, LA Local Host Committee
AAM is grateful to the following people and organizations for their dedication and hard work as committee members in planning local activities and services to support the annual meeting:

Local Host Committee Leadership

Stephen Watson
Local Host Committee Co-Chair
Development Committee Co-Chair

President & CEO, The National WWII Museum

Susan Taylor
Local Host Committee Co-Chair
Development Committee Co-Chair
Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, New Orleans Museum of Art

Dawn Blakenship
Events Committee Co-Chair
Private Events Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art

Karl Beverung
Events Committee Co-Chair
Senior Events Sales Manager, The National WWII Museum

Lauren Cason
Hospitality Committee Co-Chair
Director of Marketing & Communications, New Orleans & Company

Tara Letort
Hospitality Committee Co-Chair
Director of Group Public Relations, New Orleans & Company

Daniel Hammer
Learning Excursions Committee Co-Chair
Vice President/Deputy Director, The Historic New Orleans Collection

Megan Koza Mitchell
Learning Excursions Committee Co-Chair
Executive Director, Hermann-Grima House

Ashland Hines
Public Engagement PR/Marketing Committee Co-Chair
Manager of Marketing, NOTMC

Steven Maklansky
Public Engagement PR/Marketing Committee Co-Chair
Interim Director, Louisiana State Museum

Katie Alpert
Volunteer Committee Co-Chair
Director of Volunteer Services, The National WWII Museum

Kristen Jochem
Volunteer Committee Co-Chair
Donor Relations & Events Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art


Denise Malo, DMCP
Local Conference Coordinator
Director of Operations, BBC Destination Management

Christina Pohlmann, CMP
Volunteer Coordinator
Operations Manager, BBC Destination Management

Local Host Committee Members 

Christopher Harter
Director of Library and Reference Services
Amistad Research Center

Daniel Hammer
Vice President/Deputy Director
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Kyle Burks, PhD
Zoo and Park Managing Director
Audubon Nature Institute

Elizabeth Adams
Services Manager
New Orleans and Co

J. Stephen Perry
President & CEO
New Orleans and Co.

Joann Ricci
Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness
Greater New Orleans Foundation

Julia Bland
Chief Executive Officer
Louisiana Children’s Museum

Kara Tucina Olidge, PhD
Executive Director
Amistad Research Center

Kathe Hambrick-Jackson
Executive Director
River Road African American Museum

Kelsey Parris
Associate Director
Southern Food and Beverage Museum

L. Ronald Forman
President & CEO
Audubon Nature Institute

Liz Williams
Director
Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Mark Romig
President & CEO
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp.

Monica Ramirez-Montagut, PhD
Director
Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane

Neil A. Barclay
Director & CEO
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

Priscilla Lawrence
Executive Director
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Quentin Messer Jr.
President & CEO
New Orleans Business Alliance

Rebecca Snedeker
Clark Executive Director
New Orleans Center for the Gulf South

William Pittman Andrews
Executive Director
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Events Committee

Christopher Wayner
Deputy Director
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Emmeline Johnston
Associate Director of Hospitality
Contemporary Arts Center

Jen Merryman
Events Manager
Sazerac House

Hospitality Committee

Ashley Rogers
Director of Operations
Whitney Plantation

Jenni Daniel
Director of Development
New Orleans Museum of Art

Learning Excursions Committee

Amanda McFillen
Associate Director of Museum Programs
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Annie Irvin
Executive Director
Beauregard-Keyes Historic House & Gardens

Bridget Rabun
Manager of Grants and Institutional Giving
New Orleans Museum of Art

David Johnson
Editor of Museum Publications
New Orleans Museum of Art

Ron Bechet
Victor H. Labat Endowed Professor of Art
Xavier University

Zella Palmer
Chair – Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture
Dillard University

Public Engagement PR/Marketing Committee

Jane Wood
Manager of Visitor Engagement
New Orleans Museum of Art

Margaux Krane
Communications and Marketing Manager
New Orleans Museum of Art

Stephanie Bell
Vice President of Investor Relations
New Orleans Business Alliance

Summer Suleiman
Managing Editor
GoNOLA.com

Volunteer Committee

Monique Tourres
Development & Operations Manager
New Orleans Museum of Art

Victoria Lacayo
Events Associate
New Orleans Museum of Art