AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In her new role, she will provide leadership to accelerate progress and enable the continued success of the Museum, including revenue generation, enhanced visitor experience and programming, education, sponsorship, marketing and improvements. collections of the Museum’s valuable art collection. former CEO, Alan Fauselwill remain at the AKC Museum of the Dog as Associate Curator, focusing exclusively on the preservation, expansion and enhancement of the museum’s unique collection, as well as the development of special exhibits to enhance education and visitor experience.
“We are delighted to have Deborah Kasindorf join the AKC Museum of the Dog as Executive Director and CEO,” said jeffrey ansel, Chairman of the Board of the AKC Dog Museum. “Deborah’s professional experiences in arts and for-profit organizations, as well as a lifelong love for dogs, make her uniquely qualified for this position. The Museum’s Board of Trustees and other constituents eagerly await looking forward to Deborah’s impact in further accelerating the Museum’s success.”
“Additionally, on behalf of the AKC Dog Museum Board of Trustees, I would also like to thank Alan Fausel for his tireless leadership as Chief Executive Officer since the Museum opened in 2019 and the two years of planning leading up to it. We appreciate Alan’s commitment and look forward to his continued contributions as he steps into his new role as Assistant Curator,” Ansell continued.
Ms. Kasindorf comes to the Museum after many years of experience in for-profit and not-for-profit ventures, including strategic planning, fundraising, communications, marketing, trustee engagement and resource management . Most recently at the Newark Museum of Art, where she served as Vice President and Deputy Director of External Affairs. She has also worked as Director of External Affairs at the Seattle Children’s Theatre, held various positions at Starbucks Coffee Company, and gained business development experience at several top-tier advertising agencies.
“The AKC Dog Museum is truly a unique and engaging museum. With its location, support from the American Kennel Club, and the premier collection of artwork expressing the special bond between humans and dogs, it is certainly a rare opportunity.” said Kasindorf. “I would like to thank the AKC Dog Museum Board of Trustees for entrusting me with this wonderful gem of a museum. I look forward to reintroducing it and delighting local visitors and tourists from across the country and beyond. .”
Kasindorf is also a member of the American Alliance of Museums as well as an executive sponsor of the Newark Museum of Art’s Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion Committee. She holds a BA in American History from Mills College.
She will be based at New York, NY.
About the AKC Dog Museum
Founded in 1982, The AKC The Dog Museum preserves, interprets and celebrates the role of dogs in society and educates the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs. The museum houses over 1700 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes and porcelain figurines, a variety of decorative arts and interactive exhibits depicting man’s best friend through the ages. the AKC Dog Museum is a 501(vs)(3) tax-exempt organization financed mainly by donations from individuals and companies. For more information on the AKC Visit of the Dog Museum www.Museumofthedog.org
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About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains the world’s largest purebred dog registry and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in United States. the AKC is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. With over 5,000 licensed and member clubs and affiliated organizations, the AKC champions the purebred dog as a family companion, advances dog health and welfare, works to protect the rights of all dog owners, and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC registered purebred dogs are kept under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rallying, tracking, herding, lure racing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earth dog trials. Affiliate AKC organizations include AKC Humanitarian Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Get together and AKC Dog Museum. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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