Leadership and Change #BecauseofHerStory: Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference 2019 Keynote
Conference Welcome, Myriam Springuel, Director, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Smithsonian Affiliations Opening remarks about the Smithsonian's American Women's History Initiative from Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs, Smithsonian Institution In Conversation: Ellen Stofan, John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) will speak with Brenda Gaines, Smithsonian National Board Member and Advisory Board Chair at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) about leadership, creating change, and nurturing the next generation. Dr. Stofan will provide insights on ways in which she is leading the National Air and Space Museum as it revitalizes and reimagines the museum, and its national presence. As the first woman to lead NASM, Ellen Stofan is no stranger to leading change. She served as NASA’s chief scientist, developed plans to bring humans to Mars, and worked on science policy with President Obama’s science advisor and the National Science and Technology Council. Brenda Gaines retired as President and CEO of Citicorp Diners Club, a member of Citigroup, and served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Chicago's Mayor Harold Washington and as Commissioner of the Department of Housing for the City of Chicago.