Team and Trustees


Marise McDermott President/CEO 210.357.1924
Robin Brown Executive Assistant 210.357.1881
Bea Abercrombie Chief Administrative Officer 210.357.1871
Thomas Adams, Ph.D. Curator of Paleontology & Geology 210.357.1852
Bryan Bayles, Ph.D. Curator of Anthropology and Health 210.357.1908
Katye Brought Vice President of Communications 210.357.1876
Amy Fulkerson Chief Curator 210.357.1868
Roger Garcia Director of Sales and Special Events 210.357.1866
Linda Gerber Director of Retail Services 210.357.1895
Katherine Nelson Hall Texas Heritage Curator 210.357.1861
Brady Haynes Vice President of Operations 210.357.1914
Helen Holdsworth Vice President of Public Programs 210.357.1890
Amy Mitchell Director of Education 210.357.1933
Heather Welder Russo Chief of Advancement 210.357.1851
Bruce Shackelford Texas History Curator 210.357.1862
Harry Shafer, Ph.D. Curator of Archeology 210.863.0141
Mike Sprague Chief Facilities and Security Officer 210.357.1942
Beth Stricker Director of Exhibit Design and Interpretive Strategy 210.357.1870
Aimee Spana Vice President of Visitor Engagement 210.357.1918

Executive Committee

Bill Anderson Messaging
Mary Arno Collections
Ryan Berg Secretary
Michael "Mike" Bolner At Large
Dirk Elmendorf Vice Chair
Walter Embrey Facilities
J.J. Feik Chair
Don Gonzales Past Chair
Mark H. Metcalfe At Large
Jack Stein Treasurer
Jesse Travis Development
Mary West Traylor At Large
Peggy W. Walker Capital Campaign


Eddie Aldrete
IƱigo Arzac
Heather Chandler
David Dunham
Anthony Edwards
Rob Finney
Bryan Grundhoefer
Robert Hunt
Rob Killen
Esteban Lopez
Deborah Gray Marino
Susan Naylor
Amy Rhodes
Lane Riggs
Elizabeth West