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  • Molly Steenson, PhD

    President + CEO

  • Peggy Korsmo-Kennon

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Josh Torkelson

    Executive and Consular Services Coordinator

  • Steven Engelkes

    Director of Finance

  • Bernadette Hanson

    Finance & Administration Assistant

  • Jonah Snyder

    Information Technology Manager

  • Christiana Stolpestad

    Director of Engagement

  • Eric Wilson

    Engagement Strategy Manager

  • Darby Johnson

    Public Relations Specialist

  • Lizzy Rode

    Engagement Coordinator

  • Jon Dahlin

    Media Design & Production Coordinator

  • Dexter Carlson

    Development Manager

  • 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

    Manager of Collections & Historic Properties

  • Hannah O’Neill

    Project Archivist

  • Esteban Perez Cortez

    Interpretive Developer

  • Maggie Coleman

    Collections Specialist

  • Shelby Matula

    Visitor Services Manager

  • Morgan Glup

    Visitor Services Assistant

  • Britta Walstrom

    Program Manager

  • Erin Swenson-Klatt

    Food & Handcraft Educational Programs Coordinator

  • Liz Stopka

    Language & Cultural Programs Coordinator

  • Lindsey Tscherne

    Youth & Family Programs Coordinator

  • Jason Leuthold

    Program Associate

  • Miki McClellan

    Nordic Table & Handcraft Programs Associate

  • April Neske

    Human Resources Manager

  • Rick Sellen

    Retail Operations Manager/Buyer

  • DeAnn Barlow

    Retail E-Commerce Coordinator

  • Josh Zahrbock

    Inventory Specialist

  • Nate Adelmann

    Facilities Manager

  • Scott Beine

    Custodial and Event Supervisor

  • Rachel Forde

  • Eric Gooden

  • Kyle MacLean

  • Nadya Goncharova

    Food & Beverage Director

  • Amalia Obermeier-Smith

    Executive Chef

  • Kim Benedict

    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 (2023-24)

Dr. Maggi Adamek (Chair)

David Sorensen (Vice-Chair)

Elizabeth Olson (Treasurer)

Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson (Secretary)

Marcia Anderson

Aimee Richcreek Baxter

Carline Bengtsson

Brenda Butler

Tikki Brown

Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D

Dr. Mary Dee Hicks

Peter Hilger

Lisa Källebo

Elodie Lee

Dr. John Litell

Marco Molinari

Andreas Örnberg

Andrea Oseland

Lenor Scheffler

Sara Stenberg

William Weiler