Rebecca Brewer Kimmel hired as new Director of Programs and Events July 18, 2013  |  Categories: Staff & Trustees, Western Visions

Becky Kimmel of Wilson joins Museum as Director of Programs and Events

National Museum of Wildlife Art Hires New Director of Programs and Events
Becky Kimmel brings Jackson Hole fundraising expertise to Western Visions

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – July 18, 2013 – The National Museum of Wildlife Art has hired Rebecca Brewer Kimmel of Wilson, Wyo., as its new Director of Programs and Events, announced the museum. In her new role, Kimmel will oversee Western Visions®, First Sundays, and other public programs. Jennifer Lee will continue in her associate director position under Kimmel, along with seasonal coordinator Christine Colbert.

“We are very pleased to have Becky on staff and to be able to benefit from her deep knowledge of the Jackson Hole community, her professional fundraising training and experience, and most of all, her positive attitude about engaging people with the museum. We all look forward to working with her,” says National Museum of Wildlife Art President and CEO Jim McNutt.

Kimmel brings to her museum position experience as executive director of St. John’s Medical Center Foundation, including heading a successful $12 million capital campaign, and as administrator for the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Her extensive Jackson area community involvement includes serving as a board member of both the Teton Wellness Institute and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Wyoming, and as a past president of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole.

“I love walking into the museum each day with the smell of sage brush wafting along the sculpture trail,” says Kimmel of her new role with the National Museum of Wildlife Art. “The incredible art and architecture here inspires me. I look forward to becoming meaningfully involved in this special place and am grateful for the opportunity to support key programs and events, including First Sundays and Western Visions.”

Kimmel’s professional achievements include being named a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International, one of only five people in Wyoming to receive the credential. Standards for the certification include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe.  A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at  The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335,; Ponteir Sackrey National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444,