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Crystal Bridges Welcomes Annemarie Dillard Jazic to its Board of Directors

Accomplished retail executive and philanthropist brings two decades of experience to support museum’s mission 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes Annemarie Dillard Jazic as the newest member to its board of directors. Jazic brings over two decades of retail marketing experience and an impressive philanthropy and board service background.  

As the Vice President of Ecommerce and Digital Marketing at Dillard’s, Jazic leads the digital business for the company. She has held board positions for various companies, including Sapho (acquired by Citrix), Venku, and Bleav and is also an active angel investor. In 2023, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed Jazic to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Additionally, Jazic was a past committee member for Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Economic Recovery Task Force during the COVID-19 crisis.  

“Crystal Bridges has been critical in helping to usher in a new era for our beautiful state, not only bringing access to some of the best art in the world to Arkansas and to the Heartland, but also helping to trigger curiosity and enthusiasm that has inspired creativity, excitement, and entrepreneurship for a new generation,” Jazic said. “I am grateful to have a small part in helping Olivia Walton and the Crystal Bridges team continue to build upon the foundation of this incredible museum, for the next decade and beyond.” 

A graduate of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, Jazic has a long history of philanthropy. She has served as president of the California Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, a member of the board of advisors for USC’s Marshall Partners, and a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters while in Los Angeles. In Arkansas, she has served on the boards of UAMS Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Arkansas State Fair, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as chairing headlining events for Baptist Hospital and CARE for Animals. 

Crystal Bridges Board Chair Olivia Walton says that Jazic’s longtime commitment to philanthropy, immense business expertise, and deep Arkansas roots adds the right high-level experience the museum needs to help steer its growth over the next decade.  

“I am beyond thrilled to have Annemarie join our board. Her commitment to the state of Arkansas and its communities is inspiring,” said Walton. “As Crystal Bridges works to expand the definition of art and increase the positive impact we have in the Heartland and beyond, Annemarie’s experience and vision will help guide our strategy and connect Crystal Bridges statewide.” 

In her new role as a member of the Crystal Bridges Board of Directors, Jazic will serve alongside fellow board members Alice Walton, founder and chair emeritus; Elizabeth Glassman, former president and CEO of the Terra Foundation for American Art; Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum; Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart Inc.; Hank Willis Thomas, artist and co-founder of For Freedoms; John H. Tyson, chairman of the board of directors of Tyson Foods, Inc.; and Steuart Walton, co-founder of Runway Group. The board is chaired by Olivia Walton, who also serves as the executive board chair of the Momentary. 


About Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Since opening in 2011, the museum has welcomed more than 6.2 million visitors, with no cost for admission. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a non-profit charitable organization by arts patron and philanthropist, Alice Walton. The collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape and was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house was preserved and relocated to the museum grounds in 2015. Crystal Bridges offers public programs including lectures, performances, classes, and teacher development opportunities. Some 300,000 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost to the schools. Additional museum amenities include a restaurant, gift store, library, and five miles of art and walking trails. In February 2020, the museum opened a satellite contemporary art space in downtown Bentonville called the Momentary (507 SE E Street). For more information, visit The museum is located at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.