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Governance

Museum Development Authority

The Museum Development Authority meeting previously scheduled for Thursday, June 13 has been rescheduled to Thursday June 27 at 9 am and will be a hybrid meeting. Zoom and location information will be shared here in advance of the meeting.

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

Jeff Draeger
Interim Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO​​

Jose Carlos Diaz
Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art

Cindy Bolton
Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas Dorman
Jane Lang Davis Chief Conservator

Anita Shah
Interim Chief Operating Officer

Priya Frank
Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Chris Landman
Chief Development Officer

Regina Ford
Director of Human Resources

Mikhael Mei Williams
Chief Marketing Officer

Nate Peek
Interim Director of Museum Services and Chief Exhibition Designer

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