The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Wisconsin Federation of Museums (WFM) are thrilled to announce this year’s speaker lineup!
Opening Plenary Session
Working in museums for more than 20 years, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has served as a museum leader since 2001. Prior to joining the Illinois State Museum as director in 2019, Cinnamon was the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum where she led the organization to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008. She then served as president and CEO of the Abbe Museum where she co-led their decolonization initiative and developed policies and protocols to ensure collaboration and cooperation with Wabanaki people. Cinnamon served as treasurer for the American Association for State and Local History (2012-2014) and was the founding chair of their Small Museums Committee. She currently serves as a board member of the American Alliance of Museums.
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is the author and editor of several books and articles including Museum Administration 2.0 (2016) and the Small Museum Toolkit (2012). In 2016, she gave her first TEDx talk, We Must Decolonize Our Museums (www.tedxdirigo.com). Most recently Cinnamon was awarded the Neal Allen, Jr. award by the Maine Historical Society for her outstanding contributions to the field of Maine history.
Leadership Breakfast Keynote
Community Flash Talks
Brian Schupper, Executive Director, Sculpture Milwaukee
David Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Imagine MKE
Reggie Baylor and Melissa Courtney, The NEXT Museum
Reggie Jackson, Head Griot, America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Tony Panciera, director, MKE United, Greater Milwaukee Committee
Tony Panciera works as Director of MKE United at the Greater Milwaukee Committee, focusing on building a shared and inclusive vision and action agenda for Milwaukee’s downtown and adjacent neighborhoods. His experience has led him from an art and education background in Ohio to urban education, serving two terms of service with AmeriCorps through City Year in southern New Hampshire. Afterwards, he worked in HR in both the private and nonprofit sectors before returning to school to get his MBA at Marquette. For the past four years, Tony has been working for the Greater Milwaukee Committee, focusing on efforts relating to quality of life and vibrancy of place, working to make Milwaukee the best place for all of its residents.