AAM Announces Laura L. Lott to lead the Alliance
The American Alliance of Museums, representing the nation’s museum community, today announced the selection of non-profit leader Laura L. Lott as its next president and chief executive officer. Currently serving as chief operating officer, Lott will become the ninth president of the 109-year-old organization and the first woman to lead the Alliance since its founding. Lott brings to the position an extensive background in nonprofit management and a passion for museums as places of lifelong learning. Lott’s appointment follows an extensive search and is effective June 1, 2015.
“As chief operating officer since 2010, Laura has led the Alliance through a number of milestone moments, including an organizational re-launch and redesign of the membership and excellence programs,” said Kaywin Feldman, chair of the Alliance Board of Directors and Duncan and Nivin MacMillan director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. “Laura’s vision for the future of the Alliance is aligned with the Board’s strategic priorities to expand the organization internationally and strengthen its position as a thought leader and advocate for museums.”