Join Dr. Christian McWhirter, ALPLM Lincoln Historian, as he interviews the ALPLF new President and CEO, Erin Carlson Mast. Erin started her new position on January 11 and brings with her a diverse background in history and nonprofit management. Mast brings to the ALPLF a distinguished track record in leading successful capital projects, research and exhibits, public programming, and partnerships focusing on the history and legacies of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. She brings a breadth and depth of experience in increasing and sustaining a high level of philanthropy and partnerships and in campaign management. Mast was the CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, She spearheaded the process under which the National Monument transitioned from being part of the National Trust for Historic preservation to its own, independent 501(c) (3) organization. As part of that effort, Mast launched a campaign to increase major donor giving and secure nearly $2M in multi-year pledges for the Cottage.