- Andrew Anway, Exhibit Design Consultant
- Pam Buckles, Co-Director, AWM Affiliate Program
- Regis Delmontagne, Management Consultant
- Reginald Gibbons, Director, Chicago Literary Council
- Jay Hammer, Treasurer
- Werner Hein, Vice Chairman and General Counsel
- Janet Hulstrand, Senior Editor
- Lucius Kahng, Director, Technology Services
- Erik McLaughlin, Director, Crowdsourcing
- Paige Nerenberg, AWM Affiliate Program
- Paul O’Day, Legislative Advisor
- Patrick O’Hagan, Strategy Consultant
- Malcolm O’Hagan, AWMF President
- Lynne Pace Robinson, AWMF Secretary, Co-Director, AWM Affiliate Program
- Jim Rutledge, Media Consultant
- Carolyn Saper, Director, Education and Special Projects
- Helen Sullivan, PR Consultant
- Nike Whitcomb, Executive Director
Andrew is the founder of Amaze Design, a firm specializing in the planning and design of museums and museum exhibits. He has thirty years experience in project planning, interpretive design and management. He has led international teams in the development of national museums for the governments of Malaysia, Australia, Qatar and the United States. Through collaborations with leading institutions including the Chicago History Museum, National Children’s Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum for African American History & Culture, Andrew continues to be inspired by the joyful capacity for learning that adults and children bring to their museum experiences. Andrew holds a BA in history from Boston College.
Pam is the vice president of Strategy Associates, Inc, a global consulting firm. She spent 13 years in the Executive Education division of the Brookings Institution managing seminars on public policy and international relations for senior corporate and government executives from the U.S and foreign countries. Pam is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds a master’s degree in international management from the University of Maryland.
Regis has had extensive experience in the printing industry. He served as President of the National Printing Equipment and Supply Association (NPES), and established NPES offices in Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo, New Delhi and Sao Paolo. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Moscow State University’s School of Printing, where in 2005 he was awarded an Honorary PhD for his contributions to the Russian printing industry. He served as a Visiting Professor at Wuhan University as well as at Beijing Institute for Graphic Communications. Regis is a native of Pittsburgh and received his degree in Advertising/English from Duquesne University.
Reginald is a poet, fiction writer, translator, critic, former editor (1981-1997) of TriQuarterly magazine. Professor of English, of Classics, and of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University (1981- ); former Chair of the English Department (2002-05); currently Director of the Center for the Writing Arts (2006- ); and Co-Director, MA/MFA in Creative Writing (2003- ). Also member of core faculty, MFA Program for Writers (low-residency), Warren Wilson College (1989- ). AB Princeton 1969 in Spanish (Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude), MA Stanford 1971 in English and Creative writing, PhD Stanford 1974 in Comparative Literature.
Jay is President and CEO of Theralogix. He is a business and non-profit leader based in Washington DC. He has served on a number of non-profit boards and was Chairman of the Washington Performing Arts Society from 2008 to 2010. He graduated from the University of Chicago and received his MBA from Harvard University.
Werner is Vice Chairman of the AWM Foundation and senior counsel at the Washington DC office of Mayer Brown LLP, a leading international law firm. During his more than thirty years of legal practice he has chiefly advised communications and Internet companies on their transactions. He holds law degrees from Columbia Law School and Bonn University.
Janet is a writer, editor, and educator. She teaches a series of “Literary Adventures” in Paris, Florence, Hawaii, and Cuba for Queens College, CUNY, and at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C.. She is a member of the Women’s National Book Association as well as several professional associations of editorial freelancers. She loves tweeting for The American Writers Museum and hopes you will follow us at @AmerWriteMuseum.
Lucius is head of IT for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and is currently serving on the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Council. Lucius also volunteers in computer training for both the Fairfax County Library and Computer C.O.R.E.
Erik serves as a Senior Vice President with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm. During his career he has handled real estate transactions in excess of $1.5 billion representing both corporate tenants and institutional landlords in structuring strategic real estate solutions. Mr. McLaughlin has received awards from such organizations as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR), and The Washington Business Journal (WBJ), as well as top local and national honors at CBRE. As an English major, Mr. McLaughlin is an avid reader and passionate about all aspects of the literary arts.
Paige most recently has spent time volunteering at Manna Food Bank and A Wider Circle, and teaching for Share Our Strength, and also serves on AWM’s affiliate program.
Paul is president of the American Fiber Manufacturers Assn. (AFMA) and chairman of its subsidiary, the Fiber Economics Bureau. Previously he served in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. O’Day holds degrees in chemistry (American International College), public administration (American University) and law (Georgetown University) and has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A past president of the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, he is on the board of the Robert Benchley Society and currently serves as a trade policy advisor to the U.S. government.
Patrick is a partner with Bain & Company. He is a member of the consulting firm’s Global Healthcare Practice. He has also advised clients in the technology, telecommunications, and consumer products industries. He received a PhD and M.Phil. from Oxford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from Harvard University.
Malcolm was CEO of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. He served on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers, and was Chairman of the Washington Industrial Roundtable. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from The National University of Ireland and a D.Sc. from The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Lynne Pace Robinson
Lynne served in the White House of Gerald R. Ford and held appointments in the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency. She co-chaired the prestigious Washington Antiques Show and hosted a community interview show on Comcast cable television for a number of years. She is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Jim has spent more than 35 years in the media. He held a variety of executive news management positions at CNN, and traveled the world producing coverage of the world’s major news events. While serving in the Navy, he was editor and broadcaster for the Armed Forces Radio Network in Iceland, and served as editor and publisher for various Navy publications in Greece, Puerto Rico and aboard the Apollo 7 recovery ship.
Carolyn is an education consultant specializing in children’s literature and curriculum, teacher professional development, and education policy communications. She led the creative team at the Great Books Foundation in developing the Junior Great Books Curriculum for grades kindergarten through high school. A former primary school teacher, she holds her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago.
Helen, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a nationally recognized expert in industry-wide public relations and integrated marketing programs for associations. Sullivan currently serves on the board of the Independent Public Relations Alliance. She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Nike is the founder and principal of Nike B. Whitcomb Associates, a fundraising consultancy. She has more than three decades of experience in fundraising, management, public relations and marketing in both the public and private sectors. Her clients have included the Winnetka Historical Society, Roosevelt University, Millikin University, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, National 4-H, the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and the American College of Surgeons, as well as many local churches and synagogues, social service agencies, and health/hospital organizations in the Chicago area.