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  • Bruce Karstadt

    President + CEO

  • Peggy Korsmo-Kennon

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Josh Torkelson

    Executive and Consular Services Coordinator

  • Steven Engelkes

    Director of Finance

  • Nicholas Sertich

    Finance & Administration Assistant

  • Christiana Stolpestad

    Director of Engagement

  • Eric Wilson

    Engagement Strategy Manager

  • Lizzy Rode

    Engagement Coordinator

  • Jon Dahlin

    Graphic Design & Print Coordinator

  • Nina Andersen

    Member and Donor Services Coordinator

  • Ingrid Nyholm-Lange

    Director of Experience

  • Andrea Justus

    Volunteer and Interpretive Services Coordinator

  • Erin Stromgren

    Exhibitions Manager

  • Shawn Connors

    Exhibition Designer

  • Inga Theissen

    Collections Manager

  • Hannah O’Neill

    Project Archivist

  • Esteban Perez Cortez

    Esteban Perez Cortez

    Interpretive Developer

  • Shelby Matula

    Visitor Services Manager

  • Britta Walstrom

    Program Manager

  • Erin Swenson-Klatt

    Food & Handcraft Educational Programs Coordinator

  • Aly Fulton-Kern

    Public Programs Coordinator

  • Liz Stopka

    Language & Cultural Programs Coordinator

  • Lindsey Tscherne

    Youth & Family Programs Coordinator

  • Jason Leuthold

    Program Associate

  • April Neske

    Human Resources Manager

  • Rick Sellen

    Rick Sellen

    Retail Operations Manager/Buyer

  • Claire Lee

    Inventory Specialist

  • DeAnn Barlow

    Retail E-Commerce Coordinator

  • Nate Adelmann

    Facilities Manager

  • Mike Palmer

    Lead Building Engineer

  • Nadya Goncharova

    Food & Beverage Director

  • Blake Meier

    Executive Chef

  • Michael Cochran

    Director of Catering

Board of Trustees

Members of the ASI Board of Trustees serve three-year terms and can be elected to two consecutive terms of office. Candidates for the Board are nominated by ASI members, and trustees are elected to the board at ASI’s annual membership meeting every June.

Members of the Board (2022-23)

Dr. Maggi Adamek (Chair)

David Sorensen (Vice-Chair)

Elizabeth Olson (Treasurer)

Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson (Secretary)

Aimee Richcreek Baxter

Carline Bengtsson

Michael Bjornberg

Brenda Butler

Tikki Brown

Brad Engdahl

Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D

Dr. Mary Dee Hicks

Peter Hilger

Lisa Källebo

Dr. John Litell

Marco Molinari

Mohamud Mumin

Andreas Örnberg

Andrea Oseland

Lenor Scheffler

Linda Wallenberg

William ‘Bill’ Weiler