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


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.


Curator of Collections: David Kennedy

Director of Education: Leslie Higgins

Director of Finance: Tracie Jacobs

Museum Coordinator: Casey Faber


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.




  • Dewaine Allen
  • Neil DeSousa
  • Trish Flanagan
  • Cole Goodman, M.D.
  • Catherine Gray
  • Pat Hightower
  • Claude Legris
  • Jerry Morris
  • Donald P. O’Hearn
  • Michael Pearson
  • Terisa C. Riley, Ph. D.
  • Charolette Tidwell
  • David Turk
  • Fred Williams
  • Scott Zuerker

U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation


Alice K. Alt

President, 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.



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.



Development Coordinator: Jennifer Seaton-Rambo


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.




  • 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
  • Laurice A. Hachem