Marsha Semmel is one of the great thinkers in the museum field. Marsha has worked in and for museums since 1975, dedicating her career to encouraging museums to be responsive and supportive leaders in their communities. An advisor for the Noyce Leadership Institute, Marsha served as Director for the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the Institute for Museum and Library Services. She has also served on the Board of the American Association of Museums. Prior to coming to Washington, DC, Marsha was President of the Women of the West Museum and President and CEO of Conner Prairie Living History Museum.