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Executive Vice President, Detroit Institute of Arts
Annmarie Erickson has been employed at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 12 years, currently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In her current role, Ms. Erickson oversees the development and implementation of the DIA’s strategic plan designed to help close a structural operating deficit and bring the museum to financial stability. She also oversees several museum functions and directly supervises a number of museum departments. Working with the museum’s director and the CFO, Ms. Erickson is engaged in the development and oversight of the museum’s annual operating budget and restricted funds.
Prior to joining the DIA, Ms. Erickson worked at the Cranbrook Educational Community for eight years, serving first as executive director of Public Relations and Marketing and later as Communications Counsel to Cranbrook’s president. While she has concentrated her career in the non-profit sector, Ms. Erickson spent several years in the for-profit sector as a vice president at Casey Communications Management, a full-service public relations firm. Early in her career, she was employed as a newscaster and news director at a major Detroit radio station.
Ms. Erickson resides in Detroit with her husband, Paul, their son, Luke, and their “rescue” dog, Austin.