President and CEO, American Alliance of Museums
A results-oriented, entrepreneurial, strategic leader with a track record of achieving aggressive programmatic and financial goals, Laura Lott has served as chief operating officer at the American Alliance of Museums since 2010. The 109-year old Alliance represents more than 26,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners serving the museum field. Laura led the 2012 re-launch of the Alliance, including rebranding the organization and rebuilding its technical infrastructure and web/mobile presence, and redesigning its membership program, leading to a 52% growth in membership. Prior to her work at the Alliance, Laura served as CFO of The JASON Project, an international nonprofit program at National Geographic with a mission to inspire and motivate students to learn science through great explorers and events. Laura graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter.