President and CEO of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute honored by AAM

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

BALTIMORE, MD. (WIAT) — According to a release from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BRCI), President and CEO Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr. was elected to the American Alliance of Museum Board of Directors.

The honor was announced in Baltimore, Maryland at the 107th AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo.

As a member of the board, he will help guide AAM’s future growth and the execution of its new strategic plan through 2015, when his term is set to end.

“We are proud and privileged to have Dr. Pijeaux join our board,” AAM President Ford W. Bell said in a statement. “His insight and experience will undoubtedly make us a better organization.”

He began his time at BRCI in 1995.

In 2005, the BRCI gained full accreditation from the AAM and was named a Smithsonian Institution affiliate just two years later.

“I am honored and excited to join the American Alliance of Museums’ Board of Directors,” Dr.Pijeaux said in a statement released on Friday. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to help advance the organization’s mission.”

Dr. Pijeaux has received a number of honors over the course of his career, including being named a Reader’s Digest American Hero in Education Award recipient.

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