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

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form.

Contact Us: 
SEMC
 PO Box 550746 
Atlanta, GA 30355-3246
[404] 378-3153 Office 
[404] 814-2031 fax
EMAIL


OFFICERS

President

Zinnia Willits
Director of Collections and Operations
Gibbes Museum of Art
Charleston, SC
[843] 722-2706 ext. 232


Vice President


Heather Marie Wells
Digital Media Specialist
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR
[479] 418-5755


Secretary


Deitrah J. Taylor
Milledgeville, GA
[478] 320-4010

Treasurer:


Robin Reed 
Director
Fort Monroe Casemate
Fort Monroe , VA
[757] 690.8062

Past President:


Darcie MacMahon 
Director of Exhibits and Public Programs
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
[352] 273-2053

 


  

COUNCIL

Catherine Pears
Executive Director
Alexandria Museum of Art
Alexandria, LA
[318] 443-3458

Michael Scott
Park Manager
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
Beech, SC
[803] 827-1473



Elise LeCompte
Registrar and Asst. Dept. Chair
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
[352] 273-1925

Rosalind Martin
Director of Education
Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville, TN 
[865] 524-1200



Pody Gay
Director
Discovery Network/Museum of Discovery
Little Rock, AR 
[501] 537-3081




Deborah Mack
Associate Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships
Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
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
Director
Desoto County Museum
Hernando, MS
[662] 429-8852


Calinda Lee 
Vice President of Historical Interpretation and Community Partnerships
Atlanta Historical Society
Atlanta, GA
[404] 814-2000



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
Director
Moundville Archaeological Park
The University of Alabama
Moundville, AL
[205] 371-8731