Director of InclusionCompany: American Alliance of Museums
Role: Session Presenter
Andrew Plumley is director of inclusion at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) where he oversees both AAM’s internal DEAI (diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion) work, as well as the Ford, Walton, and Mellon foundation funded Facing Change Initiative—Advancing Museum Board Diversity and Inclusion.
He started his career in education, where he advised higher education institutions on diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as provided access and success programming for Pell eligible students of color. A systems entrepreneur, Andrew focuses on creating lasting systems change for the communities he partners with and supports.
He currently serves as a Young Black and Giving Back Institute board chair, treasurer for the Committee to Elect Jeanne Lewis for D.C. City Council, an ATMTC diversity, equity, and inclusion task-force member, an American Express N-Gen Fellow, and he served as a city council-appointed police commissioner in the state of Vermont.
Andrew has a BA from Middlebury College, and received an MBA with a focus in social and environmental sustainability from the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business.