Organization: The Association of Art Museum Directors
A results-oriented and strategic leader with a track record of setting and achieving aggressive programmatic and financial goals, Chris has been a member of the AAMD staff since 1995. Representing more than 200 museum directors across North America, AAMD provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and strives to foster excellence in art museums.
AAMD strives to be an agile, issues-driven organization that focuses on three desired outcomes: engagement, leadership, and shared learning. Chris led the 2012 re-launch of the Association, including rebranding the organization and rebuilding its technical infrastructure, and redesigning its membership and meeting programs. More recently, she led the development and launch of AAMD’s 2016-2020 strategic plan, museum-trustee summit, and a robust internship program for students from underserved communities. People like to say she knows all the secrets and the truth is, she does. Chris resides in East Harlem with her husband, Ben, and son, Darius, whose middle name is Danger.
Organization: Carnegie-Mellon University, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Lee retired as the Marion Bloch Chair and Professor of Leadership Emeritus from UMKC. He is the co-author of more than 15 books on leadership, organization theory, managing people, and spirituality in management. His books have been translated into more than ten languages.
In the course of his career, he has served as a tenured professor, department chair, dean, director of federally-funded research projects, and educational chair for Harvard executive programs. His publications also include cases, chapters, and articles in scholarly and professional journals.
He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.
John H. Falk
Organization: Institute for Learning Innovation and Emeritus Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University
John H. Falk is a leading expert on free-choice learning and measuring a mission-driven organization’s impact on its community. His most recent work in this area was with LACMA, where he completed a 2
phased project to support LACMA’s ability to meaningfully and successfully engage under-represented communities. This encouraged new audiences to visit both satellite sites as well as the main museum, and ultimately, through these processes helped to transform LACMA itself.
His awards include the NARST: A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research Distinguished Career Award ( 2016); Oregon State University, University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence, Innovation-Partnerships Award (2016); Council of Scientific Society Presidents Award for Educational Research (2013) and American Alliance of Museums John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership (2010).
Organization: National Gallery of Art
Kaywin Feldman (b. 1966, Boston, MA, USA) has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, an MA in Museum Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and a BA, Summa cum laude, in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan. In March 2019, she became Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She is the fifth director in the Gallery’s history, and the first woman to hold this important national position. Prior to joining the Gallery, Kaywin led the Minneapolis Institute of Art as its Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President.
During that time, she doubled attendance, expanded the collection, launched and completed visionary strategic plans, and transformed
the museum’s relationship to the Twin City community and to the nation through groundbreaking initiatives such as the Center for Empathy & the Visual Arts.
She is a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the White House Historical Association, and the Chipstone Foundation, and a member of the State Hermitage Museum International Advisory Board and the steering committee of the Bizot Group. She is a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and past chair of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). She has lectured widely and published numerous articles on many aspects of museums in the 21st century.
Organization: Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)
Lori Fogarty, is leading Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) in groundbreaking transformation of its’ art, history, and natural sciences collections. With more than twenty years of museum experience Fogarty previously served as director of the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, where she oversaw a successful $19.5 million capital campaign and expansion project.
She also spent twelve years at SFMOMA in multiple positions, including senior deputy director, deputy director of Curatorial Affairs, and associate director of development. Fogarty graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1984.
In addition to her professional background, she has served on the boards of Enterprise for High School Students, the Children’s Day School in San Francisco, and the Association of Children’s Museums. She is currently on the board of Head-Royce School.
Organization: The Institute for Learning Innovation
Based in Toronto, Canada, Judith Koke is a dynamic leader in the free choice learning ecosystem, with a strong track record of creating organizational change through the integration of research into evidence-based decision-making. As evidenced by her leadership roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Judith challenges museums to broaden and deepen their relationships with diverse audiences.
Currently the Deputy Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation, Judith’s career combines audience and learning research with museum leadership. She has been invited to work with numerous museum boards to build their understanding of the changing role of museums today, and worked with numerous museums in the effort to become more visitor-centered.
Judith has published extensively and taught in numerous graduate programs. Her passion for lifelong learning is currently being channeled into researching and developing the next generation of truly effective professional learning opportunities.
Organization: McClarie Group
Charmaine McClarie is an author, C-suite advisor, keynote speaker, executive coach and executive presence authority who helps leaders have their best year ever. She has worked with leaders in 27 industries across five continents. Her clients include top executives from Coca-Cola, Gilead Sciences, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Starbucks and T-Mobile.
For more than two decades, 98% of Charmaine’s clients are promoted within 18 months. For CEOs, that might mean a promotion to corporate directorship. For other senior leaders, that might mean a promotion from SVP to EVP or even CEO.
Charmaine works predominately with C-suite leaders and executives with demonstrated readiness to be in the C-suite, coaching them on leadership acumen, communications ability and executive presence.
Charmaine and her work have been profiled in People, Forbes, Harvard Management Update, The London Times and The New York Times. She is on the faculty as a leadership and communications expert at the University of Missouri Kansas City Bloch School of Management, EMBA program, and is a visiting lecturer at the Smith College Executive Education program.
Organization: Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington
Kimberly Young is responsible for working with state, regional, and local government, business, and non-profit agencies and organizations to support regional growth and economic development.
Kimberly was previously responsible for global and executive programs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City. She was National Director of Marketing at ARAMARK Corporation and a Manager in the strategy practice at Ernst & Young.
She is very active in her local community serving on her region’s Growth Opportunity Virginia board, the Women’s Colloquium board, Stafford County School Division Superintendent’s Business Advisory Board, Spotsylvania County School Division Strategic Planning Committee, and is an appointee of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Board of Trustees.
Kimberly has more than 25 years of experience in business strategy and education. Her expertise is in strategic innovation, building and leading high performing teams, and program management. Through her work with Ernst & Young and Aramark Corporation, her client list includes companies such as Coca Cola, Sprint, Eli Lilly, 3M Corporation, Boeing, and Cerner Corporation among others.
She earned her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and earned both an MBA and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University.
Organization: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Julián Zugazagoitia joined the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as its fifth director and C.E.O. in September 2010. During his tenure, attendance has grown 43% by engaging the community through superlative exhibitions ranging from antiquities to contemporary, and more inclusive programming.
Born in Mexico and educated at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre in France, Mr. Zugazagoitia has worked at institutions in the Americas, Europe and Africa. He served as director and C.E.O. of El Museo del Barrio in New York, a leading institution in the field of Latin American and Latino art, which he transformed through a $44 million renovation project. He also worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and as a consultant and curator with Unesco and the Getty Conservation Institute. He curated exhibitions for the international ARCO art fair in 2005, the 25th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil in 2002, and as director of visual arts with the Spoleto Festival in Italy.
Mr. Zugazagoitia is known for inspiring the art community with his passion for bringing all of the arts together, for scholarship and education, and for his high-energy leadership and collaborative spirit.