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AIC & FAIC Executive Director

The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and its affiliate, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC), will soon be seeking a new Executive Director to succeed incumbent Eryl Wentworth, who will be stepping down on December 31, 2021.

AIC is the nation’s largest membership organization for conservation professionals and, together, AIC and FAIC advance cultural heritage preservation across the globe through education, publications, and events. With headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C., the F/AIC professional staff team is creative and highly collaborative. We invest in our employees’ career development and are a perfect fit for individuals with a passion for the arts and cultural heritage, education, and community building.

A search committee comprised of board and committee leaders has been formed under the direction of the F/AIC board presidents, and this group is in the process of developing the position description, job posting, and application process for this opportunity.

We are committed to keeping our many stakeholders up-to-date on the progress of this important search. We will update this page regularly and will communicate with AIC members by direct email.

When the job posting is ready, we will alert you and request your assistance with its wide dissemination. The posting will appear here and on national websites, and it will include a complete description of the job’s responsibilities and qualifications. We anticipate working with an executive recruitment firm to attract as diverse an applicant pool as possible. 

We will be seeking candidates with a strong, proven commitment to creating and maintaining an organization that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, as well as those with the ability to foster a positive culture characterized by collaboration, creativity, transparency, and trust.

Thank you in advance for your support of this important search.

Search committee members:

  • Suzanne Davis, AIC Board President (search committee co-chair)
  • Peter Trippi, FAIC Board President (search committee co-chair)
  • Danielle Amato-Milligan, FAIC Board Director
  • Ingrid Bogel, FAIC Board Secretary
  • Tiffani Emig, F/AIC Staff, Programs Director and Administrative Manager
  • Elmer Eusman, F/AIC Board Treasurer
  • Anisha Gupta, AIC Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-chair
  • Samantha Springer, AIC Board Director for Committees, Networks, and Task Forces