Devon Akmon

Aanm Director at Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Devon Akmon

Devon Akmon

Aanm Director at Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Biography

Devon Akmon became the second director of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) on July 1, 2013, succeeding founding director Dr. Anan Ameri, who retired in May 2013. Devon joined the AANM as curator of community history shortly before the museum opened in 2005; was promoted to deputy director in 2009 and assumed control of daily operations in 2012. Under his aegis, the AANM was named one of just 160 affiliates of the Smithsonian Institution and achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a seal of approval earned by just 6 percent of America’s cultural institutions. He has also created several exhibitions and has been the driving force behind new media initiatives and numerous community-based collaborations.

Devon holds a Master of Science degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Emerging Leaders Class IX and Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV. In 2013, Devon was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business magazine’s “40 Under 40” business leaders.

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Co-Founder at Arab American National Museum

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Product Manager at ProQuest LLC

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Founding Director at Arab American National Museum

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President & Artistic Director at Sphinx Organization, Inc.

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President at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

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Chief Operating Officer at Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

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Associate Provost-Inclusive Workforce Development & Director of STEM Learning Innovation at Wayne State University

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President at Artspace Projects, Inc.

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Chief Operations Officer at Artspace Projects, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at American Alliance of Museums

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Crain's Detroit Business
March 4, 2019
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The Detroit News
June 14, 2018
Wright Museum's Juanita Moore to retire
Crain's Detroit Business
April 9, 2018
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Product Manager at ProQuest LLC

ProQuest LLC provides software research solutions that connect people and information. It offers discover services, management solutions, data services, research tools, ebooks, collection management services, print books, and news and newspapers. The company was founded by Eugene Power in 1938 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.

Education
MS in Historic Preservation

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ypsilanti is 35 miles (56 km) west of Detroit and eight miles (13 km) east of Ann Arbor. The university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School. Today, the university is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents, who are appointed by the Governor of Michigan for eight-year terms. The school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and was re-accredited by the North Central Association in 2001. Since 1991 EMU athletics has gone by the name "Eagles". Then in 1994, "Swoop" was officially adopted by the university as the school's mascot.[4] Currently, EMU comprises seven colleges and schools:[5] Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Human Services, Technology, an Honors College, and a Graduate School. The university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800 acres (3.2 km2), with over 120 buildings. EMU has a total enrollment of more than 23,000 students.

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Leadership Detroit, an initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, is a transformational leadership program for existing and emerging regional leaders. This program provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership by creating awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region. Approximately 70 individuals annually participate in the program representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media civic groups, health services and community organizations. Topics covered during the 10-month program include educational preparedness, arts and culture, race relations and health and human services.

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ACCESS IS A HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND THE GREATER COMMUNITY. TO SUPPORT THIS GOAL, ACCESS PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF HUMAN AND CULTURAL SERVICES AS WELL AS ADVOCACY WORK.

Director
2005 - 2018
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2018

Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services is a nonprofit company headquartered in Dearborn, MI, that provides social, economic, health and educational services.

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2018

Artspace is America’s leader in arts-driven community transformation. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC, Artspace runs a network of 33 affordable arts facilities in 13 states. Representing a $500 million investment in America's arts infrastructure, our facilities provide more than 1,100 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as a million square feet of non-residential space for artists, arts organizations and creative enterprises.

$1,000 - $2,499
2017

Arab American National Museum is a nonprofit company headquartered in the United States. The firm operates as a museum.

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