Mary Davidson

In Memoriam
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The board of trustees and staff at the National WWI Museum and Memorial mourn the loss of former Interim President and CEO, Mary Davidson, who died on Dec. 6, 2021.

A lifelong Kansas Citian, Davidson’s impact on worthwhile causes and organizations can be felt across the region where she spent her career championing education. In her free time, she volunteered and served on many boards in the area, including the National WWI Museum and Memorial. She was elected Board Chair in 2011.

In 2012, Davidson served as the Interim President and CEO of the Museum and Memorial. Her leadership at the organization stewarded in a new era and she was instrumental in bringing on the current management team. It was a watershed moment of growth at the Museum and Memorial. Her leadership toward elevating the organization’s prominence was significant and we are grateful for her contributions.