About the SEMC

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), is a nonprofit membership organization, is an association of museums, museum staff, independent professionals and corporate partners focused on the Southeastern United States 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 slate of incoming 2022 Council Officers and Directors 

The SEMC Council nomination slate will be presented to the membership at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 9am CST (10am EST) in Rogers, Arkansas at the SEMC2022 Annual Meeting. This event will be live streamed for SEMC members that cannot attend in person. 

OFFICERS

President
Headshot of white female, Heather Marie Wells, smiling with long blond hair and a greeen shirt

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

Vice President

Headshot of white male, Matthew Davis, smiling with a suit on

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


Secretary
Headshot of black female, Deitrah J. Taylor, smiling with black shoulder length hair and a green blazer.

Deitrah J. Taylor
Public Historian/Dramaturg/Playwright
Perry, GA
[478] 320-4010


Treasurer: 

Headshot of white male, Robin Reed, smiling with glasses and suit on

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


Past President:

Headshot of white female, Darcie Macmahon, smiling with lowcut and black blazer

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




  

COUNCIL Directors 


SCOTT ALVEY
executive DIRECTOR
KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FRANKForT, KY 
[502] 782-8045



Headshot of white female, Glenna Barlow, smiling with long brown hair and blue dress

GLENNA BARLOW
CURATOR OF EDUCATION 
COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART
COLUMBIA, SC
[803] 343-2187


Headshot of white male, Dr. Alexander V. Benitez, smiling with a collard shirt

DR. ALEXANDER V. BENITEZ 
DIRECTOR OF MUSEUMS AND TOURISM
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH 
PORTSMOUTH, VA
[757]393-8983


 Headshot of white female, Nancy Strickland Fields, smiling with blond and brown shoulder length hair and a white blouse

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

 



Mid-body shot of black female, Brigette Janea Jones, smiling with brown curly hair, white blouse, and blue slacks


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



Medium shot of black female, Pamela D.C. Junior, smiling with short brown hair, pink cardigan, and multicolored blouse

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


Medium shot of black female, Dr. Calinda N. lee, smiling with short light brown hair and a black blazer

DR. CALINDA N. LEE
Principal
Sources cultural resources management llc
ATLANTA, GA
[678] 999-8990




Medium full shot of black female, Rosalind Martin, smiling with curly black hair, glasses, black scarf, and cream/black dress

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




Headshot of white female, Caitlin(Katy) Menne, smiling with long blond hair and a white vest

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


Headshot of white male, Michael Scott, smiling with glasses and white collard shirt

MICHAEL SCOTT                                         
PROJECT MANAGER 
SOLID LIGHT
LOUISVILLE, KY
[724] 456-4971
 


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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