The American Writers Museum Board of Trustees is committed to creating a Board that is representative of our country’s diverse population and the audience that the museum serves. Click here to see the AWM Board Diversity Statement.

Officers

John W. Estey

John W. Estey | Chair

Naples, FL
Favorite American Author: Frederick Douglass

Jane Irwin

Jane Irwin | Chair Elect

Winnetka, IL
Favorite American Author: Jon Krakauer

M. Hill Hammock

M. Hill Hammock | Immediate Past Chair

Chicago, IL
Favorite American Author: Mark Twain

Roberta Rubin

Roberta Rubin | Immediate Past Chair

Evanston, IL
Favorite American Author: David McCullough

Roger Baskes | Vice Chair

Gail Bent

Gail Bent | Vice Chair & Corporate Secretary

Seattle, WA
Favorite American Author: John Irving

Ellen Boates Clark

Ellen Boates Clark | Treasurer

Glenview, IL
Favorite American Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Werner Hein

Werner Hein | Vice Chair

Washington, DC
Favorite American Author: George Saunders

Malcolm E. O'Hagan

Malcolm E. O’Hagan | Founder

Chevy Chase, MD
Favorite American Author: Walt Whitman

Carey Cranston is the President of the American Writers Museum

Carey Cranston | President

Chicago, IL
Favorite American Author: James Baldwin

Trustees

Marie Arana

Olivia Bedi

Olivia Bedi

Chicago, IL
Favorite American Author: David Sedaris

Allan E. Bulley, III

Marion Cameron

Marion Cameron Gray

Chicago, IL
Favorite American Author: Willa Cather

Joan Clifford

Joan E. Clifford

Chicago, IL

S. Leigh Pierson Conant

S. Leigh Pierson Conant

Chicago, IL
Favorite American Author: Gene Stratton Porter

Carolyn Curiel

Carolyn Curiel

Hammond, IN
Favorite American Author: Mark Twain

Edith Falk

Edith Falk

Chicago, IL

Robert Franden

Jay Hammer

Palm Beach, FL
Favorite American Author: Wallace Stevens

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

Chicago, IL
Favorite American Author: Maya Angelou

Julie Justie

Julie Justie

Arlington Heights, IL
Favorite American Author: Willa Cather