AKC Museum of the Dog Announces New Managing Director and Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog announced March 10 Deborah Kasindorf as the museum’s new executive director and CEO.

“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, this is certainly a rare opportunity,” Kasindorf said. “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 has a background in strategic planning, fundraising, communications, marketing, board engagement and resource management. Previously, she served as Vice President and Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Newark Museum of Art and Director of External Affairs at Seattle Children’s Theater.

Now based in New York, Kasindorf’s new role requires her to provide leadership to enable the Museum’s continued success through revenue generation, enhancing visitor experience and programming, education, sponsorship, marketing and ongoing enhancements to the Museum’s art collection.

“We are thrilled to have Deborah Kasindorf join the AKC Museum of the Dog as Executive Director and CEO,” said Jeffrey Ansell, Chairman of the Board of the AKC Museum of the Dog. “Deborah’s work experience in arts and for-profit organizations, along with a lifelong love for dogs, makes her uniquely qualified for this position. The Museum’s Board of Trustees and other constituents look forward to Deborah’s impact to further accelerate the Museum’s success.

The AKC Dog Museum has preserved, interpreted and celebrated the role of dogs in society since its founding in 1982. The museum educates the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs. Their collection includes over 1,700 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes and porcelain figurines.

The museum is a partner of American Kennel Club which is a nonprofit organization with the largest purebred dog registry in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC champions the purebred dog as a family companion, advances the health and welfare of dogs, protects the rights of all dog owners, and encourages responsible dog ownership.

The role of dogs in our world is important to both the AKC and the Dog Museum. For this reason, Kasindorf, as CEO and executive director, plans to uphold the values ​​and influence of the organization.

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