Eryl Wentworth has served as the Executive Director of AIC and FAIC since 2004, following a museum career spanning over 20 years. Her most recent museum position, held for six years, was Director of The Octagon, Museum of the American Architectural Foundation, a museum of architecture and design and an 1801 National Historic Landmark. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Eryl spent ten years as Assistant Director and Director of Exhibitions & Special Projects at The Valentine, an urban history museum in Richmond, VA. While there, Eryl supervised the restoration and management of the Wickham-Valentine House, an 1812 National Historic Landmark, and served as principle coordinator for Valentine Riverside, a project to renovate four buildings and install indoor and outdoor exhibitions on an 8-acre site at the Tredegar Iron Works, a National Historic Landmark. With an M.A. in anthropology and museum training and a background in conservation, Eryl has supported the care of collections throughout her career by working with conservators to plan and implement major re-housing, storage, treatment, and exhibition projects and by securing federal and private foundation grants for preservation and conservation projects. Eryl has served as a panelist for NEH challenge grants and preservation and access grants, along with IMLS conservation project support grants, and has served on the boards of both local and national nonprofit organizations.