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Arthur Affleck, III

American Alliance of Museums
Executive Vice President
Arthur G. Affleck, III Executive Vice President, American Alliance of Museums
With training in Law and Higher Education, over the years, Arthur has built a record of achievement in education administration, institutional advancement and nonprofit governance. Since coming to the American Alliance of Museums in 2017, he has helped to establish a “Culture of Philanthropy” at AAM. Notable achievements include securing seven-figure foundation grants to support the Alliance’s ground-breaking “Facing Change—Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion initiative,” and 100% Board giving, during his tenure.

As Executive Vice President, Arthur reports to the President & CEO and is responsible for leading and managing an array of Alliance programs and services, through which the organization champions museums and nurtures excellence in partnership with members and allies. His key areas of focus include: Membership, Development, IT and Meetings and Events. In addition to working to advance DEAI and financial sustainability at AAM and in the museum field, Arthur is engaged with efforts to expand museums’ growing role in the P-12 education ecosystem. He is also an author and serves on several nonprofit boards.

Prior to coming to AAM, Arthur spent many years working for higher education institutions and at other nonprofit organizations like the College Board and the State System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. In the higher education space, Arthur served as vice president for student development and vice chancellor of institutional advancement at private and public and colleges & universities. He won several awards for excellence in fundraising from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He earned a B.S. degree in biology from Tuskegee University, a Master’s degree in administration & supervision of higher education from Auburn University, a Juris Doctor degree from the American University-Washington College of Law, and a certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
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