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Devon Akmon

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Devon Akmon

Devon Akmon

The Arab American National Museum
Confessions of a Public Speaker

Confessions of a Public Speaker

Read voraciously! Although a book on public speaking probably sounds less than enticing, Berkun's book is both hilarious and informative. A must to help up your game!


Moleskine Journal

It's imperative that leaders find time for reflection. I carry two Moleskine notebooks at all times: a black one for journaling and a red one for documenting meetings, appointments, and tasks.



This is my go-to application for organizing all things digital (agendas, minutes, documents, etc.) It has an intuitive interface and is accessible across platforms.

About Devon Akmon

Devon Akmon is the director of the Arab American National Museum (AANM. Under his aegis, the AANM was named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, a seal of approval earned by just 6% of America’s cultural institutions. As director, Akmon has established new relationships with individuals and organizations that have resulted in the expansion of the museum’s mission and programming throughout the nation. In 2013, Akmon was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business magazine’s “40 Under 40” business leaders and, in 2016, Akmon was named one of twelve American Express NGen Fellows with the Independent Sector.