Jason B. Jones, Executive Director

Working with the WMA since 2009, Jason leads strategic planning initiatives, plans the Annual Meeting, and provides administrative support to the WMA Board. With a background in Museum Administration, he graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a M.A. in Museum Studies and an M.B.A. in Museum Management. Jason also holds a B.A.F.A. in the History of Photography from the University of New Mexico, and has 10+ years of experience in the art shipping business.


Hillary Ryan, Communications and Programs Strategist

Hillary Ryan is a seasoned nonprofit communications and marketing strategist with over ten years of experience. Hillary began her career at DDB Seattle working on major clients including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, Marine Stewardship Council and NARAL. She has provided strategic communications and marketing guidance for a variety of nonprofit organizations including Museum of Glass, Seattle Children’s Theatre, United Way of Thurston County, Tacoma Museum District, Vashon Center for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, Washington Museum Association and Woodland Park Zoo. Hillary has a M.A. in Museology from University of Washington and B.A. in history from University of Wisconsin-Madison. When not creating community connections, she is tending to her urban farm in Tacoma, WA.