Marion Gill

Marion Gill, Director of Museum Planning and Operations

Marion Gill is the Director of Museum Planning and Operations at the International African American Museum (IAAM). She is responsible for construction coordination, FF&E planning, facilities management, security and emergency operations, IT coordination, exhibition and media management, and business programs (store and café).

Prior to joining the IAAM, Marion was with the Smithsonian Institution (SI) for more than 30 years. During her tenure at the SI, she played key roles in the planning and opening of two museums: the National Museum of the American Indian in 2004, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016. Marion’s areas of expertise include museum planning and operations, project and program management, strategic planning, exhibition development and production, human capital management, and facility management.

Marion has received numerous awards throughout her career, including being recognized as an “Unsung Hero” during the Smithsonian’s 150thanniversary celebration. She is an alumna of the Northfield Mount Hermon School and holds a BA in political science from Fisk University. Marion is a proud fourth-generation native Washingtonian and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.