John W. Durel, Ph.D.
John W. Durel, Ph.D. has more than thirty years experience working in and with museums and cultural organizations. Since 1997 he has consulted with nonprofit organizations nationwide, helping leaders with strategic planning, business planning, and board and staff development. In 2005, he formed Durel Consulting Partners with his wife, Anita N. Durel, CFRE. He has extensive experience working with leaders of all types of museums, including art, history, science and children’s. A core element of his practice is the operation of executive roundtables, in which museum executive directors meet regularly to learn best practices and innovative concepts. The emphasis is on practical solutions to the many challenges museum directors face. John has a Ph.D. in American History. He has written numerous articles on museum leadership and practice, including Building a Sustainable Nonprofit Organization, which was published in 2010 as an e-book by the AAM.