2024 Leadership institute 

April 7 - 12, 2024
The Galt House Hotel 
Louisville, Kentucky 

The application period for the 2024 Leadership Institute has closed. All applications will be reviewed by the Leadership Institute Selection Committee.

All applicants will be notified of final outcome by December 29, 2023.

Congratulations to the SEMC Leadership Institute Class of 2022!

Christine Anglin
Deputy Director
Historic Clayborn Temple
Memphis, Tennessee

Anna Chandler
Manager of External Affairs and Communications
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Cherokee, North Carolina

Lola Clairmont
Program Specialist
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Office of Museum Services
Washington, DC

Matthew Davis
Director of Historic Museums
Georgia College
Milledgeville, Georgia

Rachael Finch 
Senior Director of Preservation, Education and Advocacy
Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee
Franklin, Tennessee

Mary Hauser
Associate Director and Registrar
Gregg Museum of Art and Design
Raleigh, North Carolina

Cara McGowan
Director of Marketing and Communications
Hunter Museum of American Art
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Andrea Miskewicz
Interim Executive Director 
Museum of History and Holocaust Education
Kennesaw, Georgia 

Amanda Moak
Director of Visitor Services/Historical Association Liaison
West Baton Rouge Museum
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lauren Oliver
Interim Director
LaGrange Art Museum
LaGrange, Georgia

Lindsay Rosson
Director of Finance and Operations
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville, North Carolina

Samantha Sauer
Director of Curatorial Affairs
Maine Maritime Museum 
Bath, Maine

Stacey Thompson
Director/Lecturer of Museum Studies
Guardhouse Museum, Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia

Drew Ulrich
Associate Director and Curator
Pritzker Military Museum and Library 
Chicago, Illinois

Alan Wheat
Director of Education
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, Mississippi

Lance Wheeler
Director of Exhibitions
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, Georgia 

Check out the 2022 Leadership Institute Experience!

Read what members of the 2020 Leaderhship Institute cohort had to say about their experience!

"My Institute experience gave me confidence and empowered me. I now have the tools to make my professional challenges work for me rather than against me."

"I feel more confident in knowing what makes me my best self and am also leading my team to have opportunities to be their best selves."

"The Leadership experience gave me the power to think bigger about my working relationships and be less affected by pettiness."

"I can better diagnose strengths and weaknesses in my organization, understand the phases of where we are and identify areas that need to be addressed. I feel better equipped to make positive changes."

"I loved the instructors and they fit perfectly together. They introduced a culture of positivity and lifting each other up. That's not an across-the-board standard."

SEMC is grateful for the support of our generous sponsors and partners of the Leadership Institute


                                                                            Special thanks to Banks Creative for the Leadership Institute logo design!