Stacey Gannon, Executive Director
Stacey Gannon was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. She is a talented executive and strong manager, having over 33 years of experience in the banking industry. She is recognized as a respected leader and a tireless contributor to the the community. As an avid supporter of the arts, Stacey has a particular passion for the development and advancement of the Saginaw Art Museum's cultural landscape in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
"This is an exciting time culturally for our region and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase a true treasure in our midst. The Saginaw Art Museum holds a special place in the history of Saginaw and our region," said Stacey Gannon, Executive Director.
Gannon is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn/International Society for Performance Improvement program, holding the distinction of Certified Performance Technologist. Her education and extensive fiduciary and business management experience have helped numerous organizations achieve success both financially and operationally.
"We are delighted to have identified such a dynamic leader with extensive financial management experience, deep non-profit organizational knowledge, and a sincere commitment to fulfill our [Art for All] mission," Paul W. Furlo, Chairman of the Saginaw Art Museum Board of Directors.
Sue Kuck, Controller
Sue is a lifelong resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region, originally from Frankenmuth. After attending Western Michigan University, Sue worked at a variety of different companies in the region, some of which include Yeo & Yeo, CPA, PC, Wilson Petroleum, Garber Automotive and Lutheran Homes of Michigan. Sue has experience working with nonprofit organizations, serving numerous positions at both the local and state levels. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Charter Global Management Accountant. She is married with two grown sons. Sue splits her time between the Saginaw Art Museum, Temple Theatre Foundation, and the Mid-Michigan Children's Museum.
Eric Birkle, Associate Curator
Eric Birkle grew up in Lapeer, Michigan. He graduated in May of 2015 from Saginaw Valley State Univerity with a degree in French Language and Art History. During his time at SVSU, Eric studied abroad in both France and Italy.
Eric joined the museum in June of 2014 as a part-time Guest Services employee, and later became Lead Docent. Following his graduation, Eric accepted a full-time position as Assistant Cuarator of Arts & Education. His objective is to expand the museum's educational programming and to ensure that exhibition content is comprehensive and visually pleasing.
Eric is enthusiastic about promoting the arts, and is particularly excited to do so in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Aside from working with artwork on a daily basis, Eric enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling.
Emily Korn, Event Coordinator
Emily Korn grew up in Midland, MI. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in May 2014 with a degree in International Business. During her time at SVSU, Emily studied abroad in Macerata, Italy, was President of Delta Sigma Pi, and a member of the Vitito Global Leadership Institute.
Emily joined the museum in June 2015. She will be working alongside committees and the Action Art Council to plan events and fundraisers in order to promote the Museum. She is excited at the opportunity to continue helping the growth of Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Outside of the museum, Emily enjoys traveling, spending time with her dogs, and attending Michigan State University football and basketball games with her family.
Tim Verdusco, Preparator
Lauren Grotkowski, Registrar-Museum Services Coordinator
Lauren grew up in Auburn, MI. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2015 with a degree in Anthropology and Museum Studies. During her time at CMU, Lauren studied abroad in Ireland and completed an internship at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Poland.
Lauren joined the museum in September of 2016 as a part-time Guest Services Associate, and later became the museum’s full-time Registrar-Museum Services Coordinator. Lauren will be responsible for the cataloging and care of the museum’s permanent and temporary collections, as well as overseeing the museum’s guest services.
Outside of the museum, Lauren enjoys camping with her family, bicycling, and visiting other museums and historic sites around the state of Michigan.