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.

SEMC By-Law revisions (2019)

Contact Us: 
SEMC
 PO Box 550746 
Atlanta, GA 30355-3246
[404] 814-2048 Office 
[404] 814-2031 fax
zwillits@semcdirect.net



 See the approved slate of incoming 2021-2024 Council Directors 

The slate was presented to the membership and approved at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9am EST in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

OFFICERS

President


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

Vice President

Matthew Davis
Director of Historic Museums
Georgia College 
Milledgeville, GA
[478] 445-4545


Secretary

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


Treasurer: 


ROBIN REED 
RETIRED MUSEUM DIRECTOR
Virginia
[757] 690-8062


Past President:


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




  

COUNCIL Directors 


SCOTT ALVEY
DIRECTOR
KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FRANKFURT, KY 
[502] 564-1792




GLENNA BARLOW
CURATOR OF EDUCATION 
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


 

NANCY STRICKLAND FIELDS
DIRECTOR AND CURATOR 
MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHEAST AMERICAN INDIAN
Pembroke, NC
[910] 521-6282

 





BRIGETTE JANEA JONES
DIRECTOR OF EQUITABLE PARTNERSHIPS
BELLE MEADE HISTORIC SITE AND WINERY
NASHVILLE, TN
[901] 643-3784





PAMELA D.C. JUNIOR 
DIRECTOR, TWO MISSISSIPPI MUSEUMS
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY
JACKSON, MS
[601] 576-6851 


CALINDA N. LEE
HEAD OF PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS
NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
ATLANTA, GA
[678] 999-8990




ROSALIND MARTIN
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART
KNOXVILLE, TN
[865.523.6349]




CAITLIN (KATY) MENNE
CURATOR OF EDUCATION
NC MARITIME MUSEUM AT SOUTHPORT
SOUTHPORT, NC 
[910] 477- 5153 


MICHAEL SCOTT                                         
DIRECTOR OF HISTORIC RESOURCES 
JEKYLL ISLAND AUTHORITY, MOSAIC/JEKYLL ISLAND MUSEUM 
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
[912] 217-4511



AHMAD WARD
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HISTORIC MITCHELVILLE FREEDOM PARK
HILTON HEAD, SC
[843] 255-7301


LANCE WHEELER
DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS
NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
ATLANTA, GA                                         
 [678] 999-8990