Photography by Katte Geneta

Board of Directors

Thirteen Academy members are elected to serve on the board of directors for terms of three years. The Board is comprised of the President, two Vice-Presidents for Architecture, three Vice-Presidents for Art, three Vice-Presidents for Literature, two Vice-Presidents for Music, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. The board appoints members to serve on committees and hires the Executive Director. Current board members are listed below.


Billie Tsien, 2018-2022

Vice President for Architecture

Annabelle Selldorf, 2020-2024

Vice Presidents for Art

Ann Hamilton, 2019-2023

Martin Puryear, 2018-2022

Vice Presidents for Literature

Mary Gordon, 2018-2022

Paul Muldoon, 2019-2023

Jane Smiley, 2019-2023

Vice Presidents for Music

Tania León, 2018-2022

Augusta Read Thomas, 2020-2024


Lorrie Moore, 2018-2022


Louis Begley, 2018-2022

Executive Director

Cody Upton