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.”

U.S. Marshals Museum

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.

 

Anthony Meyer

Chief Development Officer

Anthony J. Meyer is a 33 year fundraising veteran with expertise in capital campaign fundraising – major and principal gift fundraising and endowment campaigns. In his service to the non profit sector – He has directed and run campaigns ranging in size from $1M – $120M for the LSU Foundation – Clemson ICAR Research Campus – The Moore School of Business at USC – Greeenville SC Health System and the Texas State Aquarium.

Meyer received his B.A. from the College of Charleston in Political Science and an M.Ed. in Fundraising Management from Vanderbilt University.

Curator of Collections: David Kennedy

Director of Education: Leslie Higgins

Director of Finance: Tracie Jacobs

Museum Coordinator: Casey Faber

Facility Rentals Coordinator: Baylee Slate

USMM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Babb

Chairman, USMM Board of Directors

Joining the Marshals Museum Board of Directors in 2008, Mr. Babb is currently serving his second term as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr.Babb was EVP-Chief Administrative and Legal Officer and Secretary of Beverly Enterprises from 2000-2007 and CEO of Cooper Clinic from 2007-2014. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Babb Strategic Services L.L.P. and an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of El Pollo Loco Holdings. Mr. Babb is also the Treasurer of the UAFS Foundation. He and his wife Kathy support many civic and charitable groups in our area.

 

 

MEMBERS, MUSEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Dewaine Allen
  • Neil DeSousa
  • Catherine Gray
  • Claude Legris
  • Donald P. O’Hearn
  • Michael Pearson
  • Terisa C. Riley, Ph. D.
  • Charolette Tidwell
  • David Turk
  • Fred Williams
  • Scott Zuerker
  • Christy Ivey
  • Lenny DePaul
  • Tim Jacobsen

U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation

USMM FOUNDATION STAFF

Anthony Meyer

President, USMM Foundation

Anthony J. Meyer is a 33 year fundraising veteran with expertise in capital campaign fundraising – major and principal gift fundraising and endowment campaigns. In his service to the non profit sector – He has directed and run campaigns ranging in size from $1M – $120M for the LSU Foundation – Clemson ICAR Research Campus – The Moore School of Business at USC – Greeenville SC Health System and the Texas State Aquarium.

Meyer received his B.A. from the College of Charleston in Political Science and an M.Ed. in Fundraising Management from Vanderbilt University.

 

 

Jim M. Dunn

President Emeritus, 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.

 

 

Donor Engagement Specialist: Jennifer Seaton-Rambo

USMM FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORSLaurice A. Hachem

Chairwoman, USMM Foundation Board of Directors

Ms. Laurice A. Hachem operates her privately held real estate investment company, SLH Property Management & Services, Inc. with offices in Bentonville, AR and Tampa, FL. Ms. Hachem moved to the Northwest Arkansas area in 2017 and began creating an economic impact for the area through her real estate ventures. While Ms. Hachem is a consummate businesswoman, she is also a generous philanthropist who contributes to many organizations, including the United States Marshals Museum Foundation; is a BWF donor for the American Red Cross; a donor to the UIC Neurosurgeon Fellowship Program; the Boys & Girls Club of America; Mercy Hospital, Arkansas; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Florida; and AAO, Arkansas to name a few. Currently, Ms. Hachem sits on the board of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Tampa, Florida; along with being the Chairwoman of the United States Marshals Museum Foundation located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.Robert A. Young III

Chairman Emeritus, 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
  • Carl Caulk
  • Robin Clegg
  • Carl Davis
  • Walter Echols
  • John Hawkins
  • Robert Hornberger
  • Ken Kilgore
  • Chester Koprovic
  • Judy McReynolds
  • Philip H. Merry, Jr.
  • Rusty Myers
  • John Schmelzle
  • Jim Spears
  • Buddy Spradlin
  • Dick Trammel
  • George Westmoreland
  • Bennie Westphal