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About the SEMC

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), nonprofit membership organization, is an association of museums, museum staff, independent professionals and corporate partners. We focus on the Southeastern United State including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

We work to:

  • Provide educational and professional development opportunities
  • Improve the interchange of ideas and information
  • Encourage respect and collegiality



Darcie MacMahon

Director of Exhibits & Public Programs

Florida Museum of Natural History

Gainesville, FL

[352] 273-2053

Vice President:

Zinnia Willits

Director of Collections and Operations

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, SC

[843] 722-2706 ext. 232


Robin Seage Person

Branch Director

Historic Jefferson College

Washington, MS

[601] 442-2901


Robin Reed


Fort Monroe Casemate

Fort Monroe , VA

[757] 690.8062

Past President:

David Butler

Executive Director

Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville, TN

[865] 524-1260


Catherine Pears

Executive Director

Alexandria Museum of Art

Alexandria, LA

[318] 443-3458

Michael Scott

Curator of Education

High Point Museum

High Point, NC

[336] 883-3023

Elise LeCompte 

Registrar and Asst. Dept. Chair

Florida Museum of Natural History

Gainesville, FL 

[352] 273-1925

Heather Marie Wells

Digital Media Specialist

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Bentonville, AR

[479] 418-5755

Jenny Lamb

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

Murfreesboro, TN

Deborah Mack

Associate Director Office of Strategic Partnerships

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Washington, D.C.

[202] 633-4513

Kyle Elizabeth Bryner

Registrar & Collections Manager, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Winchester, VA

[540] 662-1473, ext. 204

Brian Hicks


Desoto County Museum

Hernando, MS

[662] 429-8852

Deitrah J. Taylor

Perry, GA

[478] 320-4010

Julie Harris

Executive Director

River Discovery Center

Paducah, KY

[270] 575-9958

Glenna Barlow

Manager of Engagement

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, SC

[803] 343-2187

Alexander V. Benitez


Moundville Archaeological Park

The University of Alabama

Moundville, AL

[205] 371-8731

Contact Us

PO Box 550746
Atlanta, GA 30355-3246
[404] 378-3153
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