Senior Leadership

Todd A. Herman, PhD

Chief Executive Officer/
President

Gary C. Blankemeyer

Chief Operating / Chief Financial Officer

Hillary Cooper

Hillary Cooper

Chief Advancement Officer

Michele Leopold

Sr. Director of Collections & Exhibitions

Cynthia Moreno

Cynthia Moreno

Sr. Director of Learning & Engagement

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Jennifer Sudul Edwards, PhD

Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art

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Ebony House-Bradshaw

Director of Human Resources

Staff

EXECUTIVE

TODD A. HERMAN, PHD | President & CEO

todd.herman@mintmuseum.org

Todd Herman joined The Mint Museum in August 2018 as its President and CEO after serving as the Executive Director at the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) for seven years. While there, he brought the institution to fiscal stability, expanded its programming and outreach, and diversified the AAC’s exhibitions to reflect the broader community. He also launched a $100M renovation and expansion project with celebrated architect Jeanne Gang.

As President & CEO of the Mint, he oversees an operating budget of $10M and manages more than 50 full-time and 25 part-time employees. His vision for the Mint includes creating a collaborative atmosphere between arts organizations that positions the Mint as a sustained and integral part of the educational and creative fabric of the community. Through exhibitions and the Mint’s renowned collection, Todd intends to celebrate the diversity of voices expressed in art that will bring the World to the doorstep of this vibrant city.

Todd received his undergraduate degrees in art history and microbiology from James Madison University, an MA degree in art history from the University of South Carolina, and his PhD in art history from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland with a focus on Italian Renaissance painting. He has worked in the curatorial departments of the Columbia Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art and taught art history at USC, Cleveland State, and for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. He has written extensively on the art of Venice and for exhibitions and catalogs on Italian Renaissance Art, and organized the nationally traveling exhibition “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950”.

LYNDEE CHAMPION IVEY | Executive Assistant
GARY C. BLANKEMEYER | Chief Financial & Operations Officer

704.337.2068
gary.blankemeyer@mintmuseum.org

M.B.A. Case Western Reserve University
B.B.A., University of Cincinnati

After more than 25 years in Financial and General Management Gary joined the Mint Museum the end of June 2015. Prior to joining the Mint, in his first endeavor in the non-profit world, Gary was Senior Vice President, Finance for Child Care Resources from January 2010 through June 2015. Prior to Child Care Resources, he held various senior general management and financial management positions over 23 years at Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a German based global manufacturing company.

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

EBONY HOUSE-BRADSHAW | Director of Human Resources
JUSTIN WILLIAMS | Human Resources Coordinator
ULANDA BRISTER | Director of Accounting

704.337.3062 ulanda.brister@mintmuseum.org

JENNIFER WILLIAMS | Senior Accountant

704.337.3062 jennifer.williams@mintmuseum.org

LOURDES COUTINHO | Accountant
WHITNEY PUCKETT | Director of Facilities
LISANNE JACOBSON SMITH | Randolph Facilities Manager

COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

MICHELE LEOPOLD | Sr. Director of Collections & Exhibitions
KATHERINE STEINER | Chief Registrar
CHRIS GEORGALAS | Chief Preparator
MEGHANN ZEKAN | Chief Exhibition Designer
JULIA KRAFT | Assistant Registrar
ERIC SPEER | Associate Registrar
HAILEY BRYER | Exhibition Graphic Designer
REBECCA O’MALLEY | Exhibition Coordinator
JEFF CRAWFORD | Art Services & Installation Technician
MITCH FRANCIS | Art Services & Installation Technician

ADVANCEMENT

HILLARY COOPER | Chief Advancement Officer
AMY TRIBBLE | Director of Corporate Relations & Advancement Operations

704.337.2117 amy.tribble@mintmuseum.org

KITTY HALL | Leadership Giving Manager
MARTHA SNELL | Grants Manager
SHENILLA SMITH | Membership Manager
LAUREN HARTNAGEL | Advancement Events Coordinator
JILLIAN LEFLER | Advancement Operations Coordinator

CURATORIAL

JENNIFER SUDUL-EDWARDS, PHD | Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art
ANNIE CARLANO | Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion
BRIAN GALLAGHER | Senior Curator of Decorative Arts
JONATHAN STUHLMAN, PHD | Senior Curator of American Art
REBECCA ELLIOT | Assistant Curator of Craft, Design, & Fashion
ELLEN SHOW | Director of Library and Archives
JAMILA BROWN | Curatorial Assistant

704.337.2058 jamila.brown@mintmuseum.org

LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT

CYNTHIA MORENO | Sr. Director of Learning & Engagement
RUBIE BRITT-HEIGHT | Director of Community Relations
KURMA MURRAIN | Community Programs Coordinator
ALEXANDRA OLIVARES | Audience Research & Evaluation Specialist
JOEL SMELTZER | Head of School & Gallery Programs
MARGARET MAULDIN | Assistant Head of School & Gallery Programs
MOLLY HUMPHRIES | Tour Programs Coordinator
LESLIE STRAUSS | Head of Family & Studio Programs
ZOE WHITESIDE | Assistant Head of Family & Studio Programs
MAGGIE BURGAN | Public Programs Coordinator
ASLIN CHAVARRIA AYALA | Lewis Family Gallery Assistant

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

CLAYTON SEALEY | Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
MICHELE HUGGINS | Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
STEPHANIE LEPORE | Graphic Designer

SPECIAL EVENTS

MINT MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS | Main Number

704.337.2132

LAURA HALE | Director of Special Events
SOFIA BATRES-JOSIFOVSKI | Special Event Manager for Mint Museum Uptown
BECCA MENDELSOHN | Special Events Manager for Mint Museum Randolph

STORE

AMY GRIGG | Director of Retail Operations
SPENCER BADOUR | Assistant Store Manager
HANNAH SNYDER | Museum Store Social Media Strategist and E-Commerce Coordinator
LEIGH ANN DIDONATO | Sales Associate
RANDY LECOMPTE | Sales Associate
BECCA NIPPER | Sales Associate
MARIMAR BRACERO RODRIGUEZ | Sales Associate
MAKAYLA TAFT | Sales Associate
LIBBY HAYSLETTE | Sales Associate
MIGUEL RAMOS | Sales Associate

GUEST SERVICES

ROMARIO BROWN | Associate
SUE CARVER | Associate

704.337.2000  sue.carver@mintmuseum.org

ANGELA LUBINECKY | Associate
CAROLINE MENSA | Associate
DIANE PERMENTER | Associate
LAURA LYNN ROTH | Associate
VALERIE STEWART | Associate