Wyoming Arts Council

National Museum of Wildlife Art hires new director of development and marketing


Ann Scheflen

From a WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations press release:

The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson has appointed Ann Scheflen as Director of Development and Marketing, announced James McNutt, president and CEO of the museum. Scheflen brings a breadth of experience to her position, including 15 years as vice president of development at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, as well as new ideas for furthering the museum’s mission of exploring the relationship between humanity and wildlife through art.

“I have a real passion for museums and for the American West,” says Scheflen.  “At their core, development and marketing are about sharing the importance of your mission and bringing others on board with your cause. I cannot imagine a more important calling right now than helping others appreciate nature through wildlife art. I am thrilled to be here.”

Scheflen comes to Jackson from Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to her work with the Museum of New Mexico, which includes the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the New Mexico History Museum and the Museum of International Folk Art, she was recently granted the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) credential for tenure in the profession and demonstrated fundraising achievement. Scheflen’s expertise includes all aspects of private giving, corporate and foundation grant making, sponsorship and resource development as well as marketing, advertising, and public relations and branding. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Art Museum Development Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

“We are very pleased to have Ann’s extensive museum and fundraising experience on our team,” says McNutt, “and her quick grasp of the situation, friendly and articulate demeanor, and willingness to jump into the work are already benefiting the museum.”

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and educational programs that inspire an appreciation for and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature.  A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active onFacebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

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