National Museum of Wildlife Art Sends Best Wishes with Departing Director of Development and Marketing December 4, 2013











Jackson Hole, Wyoming – December 4, 2013 – The National Museum of Wildlife Art will prepare to search for a new director of development and marketing, announced James McNutt, president and CEO of the museum. Ponteir Sackrey, who has led the museum’s efforts as Barnes Family Director of Development and Marketing for the past eight years is leaving the position for a new role as president of the newly established Center Fund at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
“Ponteir has been a strong leader for the museum and for the community during her tenure as director of development and marketing,” says McNutt.  “We wish her well and we fully intend to maintain a collaborative relationship with her in her new role.” The museum will be reviewing its needs before getting a search for a candidate underway, McNutt added.

“Since 2005 it has been my privilege to serve as the museum’s Barnes Family Director of Development and Marketing,” says Sackrey. “Going forward, I will be its most enthusiastic supporter, collaborator and member.”

Sackrey’s last day at the National Museum of Wildlife Art will be December 31, and she will take up her new role with the Center for the Arts shortly thereafter. Throughout the transition, Sackrey will continue to serve as Chair of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board.

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,; James McNutt, National Museum of Wildlife Art,307.733.5771,