Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors and a Board of Trustees each of which have seven members. It is these two Boards that actually guides the society for the members.

The Directors are elected from a slate of Magician and Associate Members for 2-year terms. Former presidents of the Board are Bill Larsen, Jr. (the “Prez”), Ron Wilson, Irene Larsen, Mark Wilson, Dale Hindman, Gay Blackstone, Robert Lamoureux and Neil Patrick Harris

The members of the Board of Directors address the business aspects of the club and are:

Academy of Magical Arts Board of Directors
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Erika Larsen Randy Sinnott Jim Steinmeyer Maurice Newman

Director Director Director
Sara Ballantine Chip Chalmers Brial Tolman

The members of the Board of Trustees are address the magic portion of the club and are:

Academy of Magical Arts Trustees
Trustees Chairman Vice-Chairman Secretary Trustee
Jon Armstrong Max Maven Joan Lawton Devid Regal

Trustee Trustee Trustee
Steve Valentine Mark Wilson Rob Zabrecky

The goal of The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. and The Magic Castle is to maintain a prestigious place in the world of magic as an organization and private club. This is achieved, for example, by their annual choice of magicians to receive the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. Awards, which are presented to performers, writers and creators throughout the world as a recognition of excellence in advancing the art of magic. The Academy also sponsors select talented individuals to the triennial worldwide magic competition at FISM (the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques) and maintains one of the world's finest libraries on the conjuring arts containing countless secrets of master magicians set down through the ages in books and on video.