Carl Hamm, the Art Museum’s deputy director for development and external affairs, has 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector in development, marketing and executive positions. Recognized as a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1998, he has worked with organizations representing practically every discipline of the arts, from public radio and chamber music to theater, ballet and the visual arts. Before moving to St. Louis, he served as a senior vice president for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. He also directed annual giving programs for the Dallas Museum of Art and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
Hamm has served on numerous boards and professional committees and spoken on fund raising and marketing in a variety of settings, including the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP) International Conference in San Diego, the Direct Marketing Association’s Non Profit Day in New York, the Art Museum Development Association, the national conference for PBS affiliate stations, and eight national conferences for the American Association of Museums. In 2011, he was invited by the Arts Council England to speak on the American system of philanthropy.
Hamm is immediate past president of the Art Museum Development Association, a past chair of the American Alliance of Museums’ Standing Professional Committee on Development and Membership (DAM), and a former chair of AAM’s Council of Standing Professional Committees.