Dr. Frances Levine became the President and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society and Missouri History Museum in the spring of 2014. She was the director of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 2002 until spring 2014.
A native of Connecticut, Frances received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. In 2009 she attended the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the American Society for Ethnohistory, and the Santa Fe Trail Association. She has served as an evaluator for the AAM Accreditation review process for museums in the US and Mexico. She and Dr. Donald Suggs served respectively as Honorary Chair and Host Chair of the 2017 American Alliance of Museums conference held in St. Louis in May 2017.