Jan Mirenda Smith has been in the museum profession in various capacities for the last 25 years. She holds an MA in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Certificate in Museum Studies. She is currently Executive Director of the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin, was previously Director of Rahr-West Art Museum and formerly curator at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum. She has written for a variety of publications, organized numerous exhibitions, both in glass and other art forms, and is a practicing painter. She has done much work in the area of visitor interpretation for general audiences and museum education, and continues research in areas of creative thinking skills to present the artist as entrepreneur and innovator. bergstrom-mahlermuseum.com
Jan joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in March 2014.