Vice President, U.S. Operations for Lord Cultural Resources
Joy Bailey-Bryant is Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Operations for Lord Cultural Resources. A specialist in municipal engagement around culture and certified interpretive planner, Joy works with city officials, institutional leaders, and developers, in global municipalities like Chicago; New York; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Dharan, Saudi Arabia to creatively plan cities and bring people to public institutions.
Joy has been an integral part of the development of identity museums where people of color are engaged in telling and interpreting their own story. Joy led the teams for planning on remarkable projects like the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center; and planning and opening the expansion of the Albany Civil Rights Institute in Albany, Georgia.
Before joining Lord, Joy was on the transition team at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) evolving the General Operating Support (GOS) grant to the Museums for America grant, the agency’s leading award for museums. Joy began her cultural career at the Braves Museum at Turner Field. Joy completed her M.A. in Arts Management from American University in Washington, D.C. and her B.Sc. in Public Relations from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.