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Phoenix Art Museum announces leadership advancements, new hires in time for 2022-2023 season

Jul, 13, 2022

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Phoenix Art Museum announces leadership advancements, new hires in time for 2022-2023 season

PHOENIX (July 13, 2022) –Phoenix Art Museum announces new appointments and organizational advancements to strengthen operations and prioritize community engagement in time for the upcoming 2022-2023 exhibition season. A list of promotions and new hires across the institution’s Development, Membership, and Education departments is included below.

Nikki DeLeon Martin
Deputy Director

Nikki DeLeon Martin has been named the Museum’s deputy director and chief operations officer. She has served the Museum since 2012 and has been appointed to the new role after serving in the interim role since July 2021. DeLeon, whose background prior to her time within the Museum focused on institutional advancement in the public and educational sectors, previously served as the chief marketing and external affairs officer. Her portfolio of responsibility includes oversight of marketing, creative services, communications, bilingual initiatives, DEAI initiatives, Membership, retail sales, restaurant and bar services, security, visitor services, and human resources. She continues to oversee the Museum’s education and engagement departments during the Museum’s national search for the new Gerry Grout Director of Education and Engagement.

Christina Brown
Director of Development

Christina Brown has been named the Museum’s director of development. Brown brings more than 20 years of experience in arts and cultural fundraising, including serving more than 15 years on the Museum’s development team in the early and mid-2000s. Most recently, Brown served as the Museum’s director of membership programs over the past four years, overseeing the Museum’s Membership, Circles of Support, and support group operations. In her new role, she will assist in overseeing all fundraising operations, including donor stewardship, major gifts, Circles of Support, and Museum support groups.

Chamisa Colvin
Director of Institutional Giving

Chamisa Colvin has been named the Museum’s director of institutional giving. Colvin has more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and writing grants and, since joining Phoenix Art Museum in 2020, has secured numerous major grants in support of Phoenix Art Museum, including from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In her new position, Colvin will focus her efforts entirely on managing the Museum’s foundation and grant activities to continue growing support for the Museum from national foundations and governmental agencies.

Lauren Harrison
Development Manager

Lauren Harrison has been named the Museum’s development manager. For the past two years, Harrison has served as the institution’s development events manager, in charge of project managing large-scale fundraising events like The pARTy, the Museum’s annual gala. In her new role, she will manage the Museum’s Circles of Support, bringing her significant experience developing vibrant and innovative arts programming to strength the Museum’s dynamic Circles event and engagement calendar.

Kay Dale
Membership Manager
Kay Dale has been named the Museum’s membership manager. Dale joined the Museum in January 2022 as the institution’s Membership specialist following her position as the associate director of membership and guest services at Denver Art Museum. In her new role, she will bring her extensive experience in membership and visitors services to continue creating exclusive opportunities for Members to engage with the Museum’s outstanding collection and exhibitions.

Tiffany Lippincott
Associate Curator of Education
Tiffany Lippincott has been named the Museum’s associate curator of education. Prior to joining the Museum, she  worked at the Aspen Art Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and most recently the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, where she served for more than three years as their manager of public engagement.  In her new role, and with the goal of expanding the Museum’s community engagement efforts across all sectors, Lippincott will oversee public programs and engagement activities, including the Art and Medicine educational collaboration with the University of Arizona Medical School, First Friday activities, family programs, exhibition programs, and new activities and events aimed at reaching wider audiences.

About Phoenix Art Museum
Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the leading art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 300,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit, or call 602.257.1880.

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