John McKinnon has over fifteen years of curatorial and administrative experience. In 2017, he was appointed Executive Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum, where he oversaw the fundraising and restorations of Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House, revealing the full exterior for the first time in nearly twenty-five years. Under his leadership, the museum changed physically and philosophically, including rebranding and programming expansion. McKinnon currently serves on the City of Elmhurst’s Public Arts Commission and the Arts DuPage Advisory Committee. His previous positions include Program Director of the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He earned dual MA degrees in Arts Administration and Policy and Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.