Dawn Olsen has joined the Museum as the deputy director, finance and operations and chief financial officer. In this senior executive role, Olsen directs the financial sustainability and operations of the Museum, and oversees all activities related to finance, accounting, human resources, security, facilities management, information technology, events and venue rentals and coordination, retail sales, and other areas of administration. Previously, she served for more than 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of DF Enterprises and President of DFE Trust Company, LLC (DFE). Olsen served on the boards of directors for DMB Associates, DFE Trust Company LLC, Belae Brands, Door to Door Storage, Milestone Equity Partners LLC., Florence Crittenton Services, Inc., Arizona State University Wings of Gold Executive Council, and Boys Team Charity. Olsen earned a bachelor of science in accountancy and a master of sustainability leadership at Arizona State University. Lisa Pagel has joined Phoenix Art Museum as the support groups specialist. Previously, Pagel served as the chief fashion officer at My Sister’s Closet, and in numerous roles with Neiman Marcus. Pagel earned a bachelor of science degree in consumer science, textiles and clothing from South Dakota University. Patricia Peregrine has joined Phoenix Art Museum as head librarian, overseeing the Lemon Art Research
Library. Previously, Peregrine served as a CEO and independent librarian and archivist with Digi Organizer. Peregrine earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from University of Southern California, a master of fine arts in screenwriting/producing from the American Film Institute, and a master of library and information science degree from UCLA. Jamie Petrus has joined the Museum in the role of donor relations and stewardship officer. Previously, Petrus served as the donor relations and special events coordinator with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Petrus earned a bachelor of science in business administration with Youngstown State University. Marco Rodrigo de la Torre has joined the Museum as school tour and outreach associate. Previously, Rodrigo de la Torre served as an exhibition organizer with the Hamburg Museum in Germany. He earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Northern Arizona University. Camellia Rowland joined the Museum as senior development events manager. Rowland previously served as manager, festival events, with Sundance Institute. Rowland earned a bachelor of arts in communications from Brigham Young University. Josselin Salazar has joined the Museum in the role of marketing and communications assistant. Previously, Salazar served as a member services representative for Scottsdale Cultural Council. She
earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and an applied business data analytics certificate from Arizona State University.
art degrees in art history and museum studies from Arizona State University.
Debra Schmalz has joined the Museum as education assistant. Previously, Schmalz served in many leadership roles as a retired financial services, and has served as a Docent for more than a decade. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration for California State University, Bakersfield.
Allie Bonin has been promoted to the role of visitor services supervisor. Bonin joined the Museum in 2014 as a lead associate with the visitor services department. Previously, she worked in various customer service leadership roles, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and archaeology from Northern Arizona University.
Dawn Uscher has joined the Museum as family programs coordinator, in the education department. Uscher previously served as the Museum’s program specialist for school programs before leaving. Uscher earned a bachelor of science in public relations and art history from the University of Miami, and a master of arts in art education from Arizona State University. Rebekah Weagraff has joined Phoenix Art Museum as membership assistant. Previously, Weagraff served as a membership and training programs coordinator with the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Weagraff earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Ithaca College, and a master of arts degree in theatre/ dramaturgy from Villanova University. Laura Wilde has joined the Museum as annual giving coordinator, supporting the Circles of Support program. Previously, Wilde served as the outreach and volunteer coordinator with Phoenix Center for the Arts. She earned dual bachelor of
Kali Caldwell has been promoted to the role of visitor services coordinator. Previously, Caldwell served as visitor services lead associate, visitor services associate, internship coordinator, and worked on a temporary grant-funded photography digitization project in the registration department. Caldwell earned a bachelor of humanities degree from Northern Arizona University. Chris Rudolph was promoted to the role of director of development, after joining the Museum in June as the corporate relations officer. In his role, Rudolph oversees annual giving, corporate relations, special events, membership, development information systems, and donor relations and stewardship. Previously, Rudolph served as the corporate relations manager with the Musical Instrument Museum. Rudolph earned an MBA from Oregon State University and a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Wisconsin. MUSEUM NEWS
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