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Membership Announcement : Appointment of Executive Director

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Meaghan Patterson as the AMA's new Executive Director / CEO, effective September 1, 2014. Meaghan has served as Acting Executive Director / CEO since March 1, 2014.

AMA Board President Barry Finkelman states, "Meaghan's background in team-based leadership, combined with her experience in almost every facet of the AMA's operations and programs, provide her with strong insight into the needs of the membership and museum community, and make her an excellent choice for this position. We know that Meaghan will provide continued strong leadership for the organization."

The search for a new Executive Director was conducted with the Calgary-based human resource and management consulting firm, Cenera Inc. "This exhaustive hiring process was both open and transparent, and on behalf of the Board I want to say that we are absolutely delighted with the result," adds Finkelman. "We are confident that Meaghan's leadership will guide the AMA in continuing to lead, facilitate, and support our museums in the vital role we play within our communities."

Posted on behalf of the AMA Board of Directors.


AMA Conference 2014 Registration Open

For Conference information and to register, visit the AMA Conference website.

This year's Conference, Accelerating Museum Impact, focuses on the changing role of museums in society and how we can accelerate their impact in the communities they serve. The conference will provide: examples of how this has or is being achieved; tools and workshops to assist with the shift; and discussion around to what end museums are doing this work.




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