Working in museums for more than 20 years, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has served as a museum leader since 2001. Prior to joining the Illinois State Museum as director in 2019, Catlin-Legutko was the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, IN where she led the organization to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008. She then served as president and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she co-led their decolonization initiative and developed policies and protocols to ensure collaboration and cooperation with Wabanaki people. Catlin-Legutko served as treasurer for the American Association for State and Local History (2012-2014) and was the founding chair of their Small Museums Committee. She currently serves as a board member of the American Alliance of Museums. Catlin-Legutko served as a Center panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2020 and 2015.