Suzette ShermanDirector of External Affairs and Member Relations
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia
Suzette Sherman joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts in November in 2011 to lead the museum’s marketing, communications, and international membership program. Previously, as Director of Marketing & Communications for the Penn Museum and Director of Arts & Culture Marketing for the University of Pennsylvania, she led marketing efforts for the Penn Museum’s first-ever ticketed exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road and worked to advance the Arts@Penn brand. From 2000 to 2010, Suzette worked as Director of Membership & Visitor Services for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Under her leadership, membership increased by more than 60 percent to almost 66,000 member households, contributing about $7 million in annual revenue. Suzette’s career blends 20 years of international marketing and management experience in both nonprofit and corporate environments, including roles at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC), United Airlines, and various marketing agencies. Supporting the work of the American Association of Museums, Suzette currently serves as Chair of the Development and Membership (DAM) Professional Network Executive Board and serves on the AAM National Program Committee (2012 and 2013). She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a B.S. from Marquette University, and is a Leadership Philadelphia 2010 Fellow.