Tag: LA&M

Leather Archives & Museum Executive Director finalists announced

CHICAGO — Three leather, kink, BDSM, and fetish veterans have been selected as finalists for Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) executive director effective next year.

Jeffrey Storer, experienced director of operations, Gary Wasdin, veteran library director and executive director, and Alisa Swindell, active lecturer, curator, and research assistant, have been chosen from a highly qualified field of candidates. Storer, Wasdin, and Swindell were chosen from a field of 66 candidates and five semi-finalists.

LA&M board adopts new mission statement

CHICAGO — At the Annual Meeting of the Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) the Board of Directors continued strategic planning work that began last year with the adoption of a new Mission Statement for the organization. “The new mission statement better reflects both the work of the LA&M and the communities we serve,” said Bob Miller,…

CineKink: Chicago, Nov. 10

CHICAGO — Films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” returns to Chicago for a red-hot rendezvous! Friday, November 10 – 7 pm CineKink Presents: Kink and the Community There are many tastes and predilections that make up the world of kink. Here, a sampling…

Executive director search committee updates LA&M board on progress

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the initial phase of the search process concludes with the closing of the application submission window. Following a nation-wide search, 66 applicants submitted their resume for consideration to be the next leader of the LA&M. The search committee evaluated candidates based on…

Executive director search committee updates LA&M membership on progress

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) Executive Director Search Committee reports the process for naming the next Executive Director is progressing as planned. In June 2017, following 15 years as LA&M Executive Director, Rick Storer pursued new opportunities with another Chicago non-profit organization. “The Board has been quick to develop and implement a comprehensive…

Bob Behr appointed LA&M board president

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) has announced that Bob Behr has assumed the duties as President of the Board of Directors in light of Jon Krongaard’s announcement he is stepping down as President, effective September 27. Krongaard will retain his position on the Board of Directors, of which he has been a…

Leather Archives receives record high funds from IML

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum announced today that International Mr. Leather Weekend raised $112,000.00 for the LA&M during the 2017 Memorial Day weekend event. In addition to donations from visitors to the IML Leather Market, funds were raised at a raffle for a portable sling from Fort Troff, the LA&M annual Silent Auction, along…

LA&M receives $26,250 from CLAW

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum announced today that CLAW Corporation donated $26,250 to the LA&M from its 2017 event. Since its inception in 2002, CLAW has donated over $137,000 to the Leather Archives & Museum and has raised over $799,000 in charitable funds nationwide. The monies raised this year will continue to to…