GAM Committees 

Program Committee

The Program Committee sets the program for GAM’s annual conference. It evaluates session and workshop proposals, recommends special speakers, assists presenters with logistical support, and reviews conference attendees’ session evaluations to build a strong slate of conference offerings.

Rebecca Bush (Chair), Columbus Museum
Ashleigh Oatts (Co-Chair), T.R.R. Cobb House 
Jerald Crook, Georgia Humanities 
Patty Dees, Booth Western Art Museum 
Mary Fernandez, Historic Oakland Foundation
Lowell Fuchs, ARTS InCommunity 
Emily Knight, Zuckerman Museum of Art 


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations, presenting potential honorees to the Board of Directors for approval, and coordinating awards ceremony at the annual meeting.

Melissa Swindell (Co-Chair), Georgia Writer's Museum 
Karin Johnston Dalton (Co-Chair), Georgia Capitol Museum 
Virginia Howell, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking


Education Committee

The Education Committee coordinates GAM programming outside of the annual conference. The committee facilitates virtual and in-person programs, including educational workshops and networking events for GAM members. 

Harvee White (Chair), History Cherokee

Stephanie Lukowski, Georgia Southern University Museum

Ashleigh Kelly, Artesian Alliance

Brad Hawkins, Aviation history and Technology Center

Jessie Merrell, Columbus State University


Interested in joining a GAM committee? Email GAM President Marcy Breffle for more information!


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