Who We Are

In January 2007, former U.S. Marshals Service Director John Clark announced the decision that Fort Smith, Arkansas would be the home of the U.S. Marshals Museum. This exciting announcement culminated a highly-competitive site selection process that spanned several years. The dedicated group of volunteers who had represented Fort Smith throughout this selection process had work incredibly hard to earn this honor for our community.

With the site designation in hand, the work then expanded and escalated. Bringing this Museum to life has required the endurance and unwavering dedication of: the Museum staff and Board of Directors, Museum Foundation staff and Board of Directors, our community, and our generous donors.

While the U.S. Marshals Museum honors a federal law enforcement agency, the Museum is not federally funded. Requiring an investment of more than $50 million, this project is being financed almost entirely by the generosity of foundations, businesses, and individuals and supported in-part by local and state government entities. Your financial support would be greatly appreciated.

Our Mission

The Mission of the U.S. Marshals Museum is to form a national center of heritage and legacy, disseminate knowledge, and inspire appreciation for the accomplishments of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Our Vision

The U.S. Marshals Museum will inspire Americans across the country—both now and for future generations—to live with the core values of the U.S. Marshals Service: “Justice, Integrity, and Service.”

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MUSEUM STAFF

Patrick Weeks

President / CEO, USMM

Mr. Weeks joined the Marshals Museum project in 2016, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in providing vision and leadership in the creation and operations of experiences and related programming for museums, science centers and attractions. He previously served as the principal of Strategic Experience Solutions, as the Vice President of Roto, as well as the Vice President of Operations and Guest Experiences for the Arizona Science Center. Throughout his career, Mr. Weeks has successfully built strong, long-term relationships with team members and related stakeholders while maintaining focus on standards and accountability. He has proven success in developing and executing multi-million dollar strategic plans and initiatives in the museum field.

 

Collections: David Kennedy

Education: Leslie Higgins

Marketing & Events: Meredith Baldwin

Business Office: Tracie Jacobs

Museum Coordinator: Jurena Storm

USMM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cole Goodman, M.D.

Chairman, USMM Board of Directors

Dr. Goodman was named president of Mercy Clinic Fort Smith in January 2010. Since that time, the clinic has grown from 26 physicians to 131. He served more than two decades on the board for the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club and was inducted into the Boys Club Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015, he received the Fort Smith Sertomas Service of Mankind award.

 

 

MEMBERS, MUSEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Dewaine Allen
  • Doug Babb
  • Joe Byrd
  • John Clark
  • Steve Clark
  • Xernona Clayton
  • Neil DeSousa
  • Catherine Gray
  • Rick Griffin
  • John Hawkins
  • Pat Hightower
  • William F. Hines
  • Charles Ledbetter
  • Claude Legris
  • Edwin Marshall
  • Nancy McGillivray
  • Donald P. O’Hearn
  • Michael Pearson
  • Jim Reilly
  • Judge Jim Spears
  • David Turk

U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation

USMM FOUNDATION STAFF

Jim M. Dunn

President, USMM Foundation

Prior to joining the U.S. Marshals Museum in 2009, Mr. Dunn worked as an attorney with Warner, Smith & Harris for over 35 years. He is a past President of Fort Smith Rotary Club, Sebastian County Bar Association, United Way of Fort Smith Area, Inc., Arkansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, W. B. Putman Inn of Court, and other community organizations.

 

 

Alice K. Alt

Vice President, Development, USMM Foundation

Mrs. Alt has close to twenty years’ experience in development, marketing and public relations. Some of her roles at the U.S. Marshals Museum include fundraising, marketing, public relations, staff relationships and team management. She also sits on several boards in the Fort Smith community and volunteers her time with her husband and three children at several nonprofits in Fort Smith. Mrs. Alt assumed her position with the Museum in 2014.

 

Development Coordinator: Jennifer Seaton-Rambo

USMM FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert A. Young III

Chairman, USMM Foundation Board of Directors

Mr. Young worked with Arkansas Best Corporation for 52 years, serving as President from 1973 to 2004, CEO from 1988 to 2006 and Board Chairman from 2004 to 2016. From 1979 to 1994, Mr. Young also served as the President of ABF Freight System Inc., guiding ABF through a period of tremendous growth that resulted in ABF becoming a nationwide motor carrier.

 

 

MEMBERS, USMM FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Doug Babb
  • Dr. Judy Boreham
  • Robin Clegg
  • Carl Davis
  • Walter Echols
  • Robert Hornberger
  • Ken Kilgore
  • Chester Koprovic
  • Thomas (Chuck) Kupferer
  • Judy McReynolds
  • Philip H. Merry, Jr.
  • Rusty Myers
  • Hon. Jim Spears
  • Buddy Spradlin
  • Dick Trammel
  • Richard Udouj
  • George Westmoreland
  • Bennie Westphal