Erin Carlson Mast, CEO
Erin Carlson Mast is CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC. She was a member of the original team leading to the Cottage’s grand opening in 2008. Since 2010, Mast has led the organization through growth, groundbreaking programming, and significant recognition, including a Presidential Medal and being named one of Washington, D.C.’s 50 Best Places to work and the Best Museum off the Mall. In 2016, she led the organization through its transition to an independent 501(c)(3). Mast has written for such publications as History News and The Public Historian and was a contributing author to Museums of Ideas: Commitment and Conflict. She was recognized with the EXCEL Chief Executive Leadership Award in 2017. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a BA in History from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College.