Category: Board

Learn more about the people who make the Coe Center and its mission their passion.

Director, Chair: Ben Allison

Director, Chair: Ben Allison Ben Allison represents Native artists, art and literary estates, museums, and other arts organizations in his day job as a lawyer. He is the co-founder of Bardacke Allison LLP in Santa Fe, an intellectual property and commercial trial law...

Director, Vice Chair: Kenneth Johnson

Director, Vice-Chair: Kenneth Johnson (Muskogee/Seminole) Kenneth Johnson is a contemporary Native American designer and metalsmith with a career spanning over two decades. His career achievements include a one-man show at the Creek Council House Museum, the 2005...

Director, President: Rachel de W. Wixom

Director (ex officio), President: Rachel de W. Wixom Rachel is the President and Executive Director of the Coe, having led the development of the current center from idea to reality. Her extensive experience includes ten years as Head of Publications of the Whitney...

Director, Secretary: Gerald G. Stiebel

Director, Secretary: Gerald G. Stiebel Gerald G. Stiebel has been an art dealer for over fifty years specializing in the arts of Europe. He has lectured and written articles and run various associations of art dealers. The most important being the International...

Director: Vanessa Elmore

Director: Vanessa Elmore (Colombian-American) Vanessa Elmore is a professional art appraiser, specializing in Art of the Americas, and has been in the art industry for over twenty years. Based in Santa Fe, she has handled countless numbers of art objects, spanning...

Director: Mark Jordan

Director: Mark Jordan Mark Jordan was born in New Mexico. He has over thirty years’ experience in the insurance, budget management and preparation business. Not only is he a certified and accredited financial examiner, but is currently Chief Examiner at the Office of...