Susan Neyman has been appointed chief development officer of the United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. She will also serve as president of the museum foundation. In Neyman’s new role, she will work with the directors of the USMM and USMM Foundation boards and will help complete the building campaign, open the museum to the public and establish long-term funding. Construction on exhibits in the 53,000-SF museum are underway and expected to be complete by mid-2023, after which the museum will announce an official opening date. “Susan brings us the experience, expertise and positive Arkansas donor relationships we need to complete our capital campaign, begin an endowment and raise funds to support operations after we open next summer,” said Doug Babb, USMM board chairman. “With the addition of our new museum CEO, Ben Johnson, and now a CDO, we have the right leadership team in place to open the museum next summer.”
Neyman has over 20 years of experience raising money in annual campaigns, major gifts, grants, capital projects, planned giving, stewardship and major events. She has held many executive leadership and senior fundraising positions, most recently as senior development officer at the National Military Family Association of Alexandria, Virginia. Before that, she was the director of individual giving at the Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP in Fayetteville and executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Chicago. Neyman is also a member of the University of Arkansas Women’s Giving Circle and the board of the Biomedical Research Foundation of Little Rock.
Neyman received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.