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



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 Community & Constituent Services
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