December 19, 2023

The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents has appointed three new members to the National Museum of the American Latino board of trustees. They are:

  • Ileana Musa, managing director, head of International Banking and Lending for Morgan Stanley
  • Mike Suco, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc.
  • Carla Vernón, CEO of The Honest Company

Musa, Suco and Vernón round out the museum’s advisory board, which consists of 19 citizens, the Smithsonian Secretary and Under Secretary for Museums and Culture, one member of the Regents and two members of Congress. Together, the board of trustees of the National Museum of the American Latino helps with fundraising and advises and assists the Board of Regents on matters related to the development of the museum.

“Ileana Musa, Mike Suco and Carla Vernón are a welcome addition to the National Museum of the American Latino,” said Jorge Zamanillo, the museum’s founding director. “Their influence and commitment to the heritage of U.S. Latino communities will play a pivotal role in advancing our fundraising initiatives.”

About the National Museum of the American Latino

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino was established by Congress in 2020 to advance the representation, understanding and appreciation of Latino history and culture in the United States. The museum operates the Smithsonian’s first exhibition space dedicated to the Latino experience, the Molina Family Latino Gallery, at the National Museum of American History. The museum is expected to open a building of its own in approximately 10 to 12 years. The American Latino Museum also expands scholarly research, public programs, digital content, collections and more. Connect with the museum at and follow @USLatinoMuseum on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

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