Devon Akmon has a strong affinity for the community-based organization that seeks to empower and enrich the lives of those it serves. Currently, Devon serves as deputy director of the Arab American National Museum
in Dearborn, Michigan. As a museum professional, he is most interested in collective memory and new media initiatives.
Devon joined the museum staff fresh out of graduate school in May 2005, just as the AANM was opening its doors to the public. Although he never received a formal education in museum studies, he was compelled to join the AANM staff upon learning of the museum and its mission. As a third generation Arab American, the importance of this institution was not lost on him.
In addition, Devon volunteers with other nonprofits in Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI. In his spare time, he has also served on various nonprofit boards and municipal committees.
When not at work, he spends much of his time reading, running, cycling, gardening, making/hacking, and hanging out with friends and family. He has a strong interest in the visual arts, community building, urban homesteading, and living sustainably.
To learn more, visit devonakmon.com