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Board of trustees

The museum has an active, talented, and committed board of trustees. As the governing body of SAM, the board, in consultation with SAM's director and senior staff, determines the museum's strategic direction and oversight. The board's Executive Committee meets monthly, while the full board convenes six times a year. Board members provide expertise for every aspect of the museum's affairs, and they generously give their time, leadership, business acumen, and financial support to SAM.​

SAM Leadership

Amada Cruz
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO​​

Cindy Bolton
Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas Dorman
Jane Lang Davis Chief Conservator

Jeff Draeger
Chief Operating Officer

Priya Frank
Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Chris Landman
Chief Development Officer

Kathleen Maki
Director of Human Resources

Mikhael Mei Williams
Chief Marketing Officer

Lauren Mellon
Director of Museum Services and Chief Registrar​​​​​​​

Viviana Pitta
Legal Counsel​​

Jason Porter
Kayla Skinner Deputy Director for Education & Public Engagement

Financial Reporting

The Seattle Art Museum is committed to financial transparency by making its annual audited statements, Form 990, and Form 990-T available to the public. Audited statements for the Museum Development Authority, a public authority organized to support the museum, are also available. Please note that these documents report the museum’s financial information on a consolidated basis by including non-operating activity as well as the activity which directly supports the daily operations of a public art museum. Additionally as required by the IRS, Form 990 excludes certain financial information such as unrealized gains or losses, bad debt, and in-kind gifts of services. If you should have any questions or require further information, please contact the Seattle Art Museum’s Finance department.

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

Learn more about Equity at SAM