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. During Mast’s tenure, the Cottage has been named one of Washington, D.C.’s 50 Best Places to work and the Best Museum off the Mall for three consecutive years. 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 and Mission Matters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). She also wrote two short biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln (Applewood Books, 2017). She was recognized with the EXCEL Chief Executive Leadership Award in 2017, and serves on the Board of the American Association for State and Local History. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a BA in History from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College.