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National Museum of Wildlife Art Announces Museum Director

October 26, 2016

The National Museum of Wildlife Art announces new Director, Steve Seamons.

Jackson, WY—The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States is pleased to announce the appointment of the Museum’s current Acting Director, Steven D. Seamons, as Director, effective immediately. The Board has taken this action in the fullest confidence that Seamons will continue to be an excellent steward of the mission of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The Board feels that Seamons’ more than seven years of experience at the Museum make him the right person to lead the organization into its 30th anniversary year.

“Following a year of successful exhibitions and events celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service with Steve’s leadership, we are now prepared and poised for tremendous growth, exciting exhibits and opportunities.” says Debbie Petersen, Chairman of the Board. “We are confident he will take the Museum to the next level, and feel that he has the right mix of leadership and management skills, community alliances, museum knowledge, and strong values.”

Seamons began at the Museum in 2009, as Director of Operations, and has been Acting Director since September 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in management, finance, and tourism. He was the Controller at Snake River Lodge and Spa, and was the Controller at “Western Interiors & Design,” where he oversaw all aspects of accounting for the nationally published magazine, before joining the National Museum of Wildlife Art staff.

“I feel fortunate to work with such a talented and intelligent group of people,” says Seamons. “I am honored to be promoted to this important position, and look forward to leading this wonderful museum into our 30th-anniversary year.” Seamons holds a bachelor of science degree from Utah State University. He held a CPA license while practicing public accounting for seven years in Utah, where he was a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from Leadership Jackson Hole, and is a current member of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a world-class art museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present. Built into a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the Museum received the designation “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States” by order of Congress in 2008. Boasting a museum shop, interactive children’s gallery, café, and outdoor sculpture trail, the Museum is just two-and-a-half miles north of Jackson Town Square, and two miles from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art announces new Director, Steve Seamons.

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