Malinda Horton has been the Executive Director of the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) and a valuable partner to the Division of Cultural Affairs since 1995. As not-for-profit professional organization for Florida’s museums and museum professionals, FAM represents and addresses the needs of the museum community, enhancing the ability of museums to serve the public interest. The Association encourages excellence in its members by promoting communication through which its members share information and resources, effect legislation and promote support of museums.
In addition to her regular Executive Director duties, Horton serves as the lobbyist for FAM and takes an active role in advocacy and advocacy training. She also serves as a consultant for several other non-profit organizations including the Florida Art Museum Directors Association, the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals and Apalachee Land Conservancy. She currently serves as the Board Chair for the Tallahassee Museum and the Treasurer for the Coalition of State Museum Associations. Her contributions to the work of the Division of Cultural Affairs includes serving on numerous committees, grants panels and other partnerships.