Museum Board

To provide expertise to the country’s only museum dedicated to telling the story of our nation, the National Museum of American History has established a board. Its function is to advise the director, to raise funds to support major Museum initiatives and exhibitions, and to recruit new board members from around the country to support the Museum’s mission. 

The board currently has twenty-seven members, including noted historians, business and community leaders, and members of philanthropic organizations.

NMAH Board Member; Chairman, CEO, The Martin Agency
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, Wheelchair Foundation
NMAH Board Member; Historian and Author
NMAH Board Alumnus; Historian and Author
NMAH Board Member; President and Chief Executive Officer, the Internet Society
NMAH Board Member; Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
NMAH Board Alumnus; Independent Consultant
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman & CEO, Gulf & Ohio Railways
NMAH Board Member; Smithsonian Regent; United States Senator
NMAH Board Member; Chairman, President and CEO, Edison International
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Sunset Development Company
NMAH Board Member; Chief Executive Officer of Malibu Ventures
NMAH Board Member; Founder and Owner, Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries; Founder and Owner, Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Director, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, U.S.-Japan Council
NMAH Board Member; Chairman, WPP Group PLC
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman, The Lemelson Foundation
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, WEM Foundation
NMAH Board Member; United States House of Representatives
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman, USEC
NMAH Board Member; Chairman, Nominating Committee; CEO, North Ten Mile Associates
NMAH Board Member
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chief Historian, Senior Vice President, Corporate Outreach, A&E Television Networks
NMAH Board Member; Managing Director and Co-Global Head of Investment Management, Goldman Sachs & Co
NMAH Board Member; Vice Chairman of the Board; Chairman of A&E Networks
NMAH Board Member; Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Board at Goldman, Sachs & Co
NMAH Board Member; Chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway Company
NMAH Board Alumnus; Vice Chairman, Rose Associates, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; Smithsonian Regent; Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
NMAH Board Member; Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine
NMAH Board Member; Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post
NMAH Board Alumnus; Founding Chairman; CEO, Phoenix International
NMAH Board Alumnus; Partner, Patton Boggs
NMAH Board Member; Chairman of the Board; President, Mozart Investments
NMAH Board Member; President and Owner, The Uhler Group
NMAH Board Member; President and CEO, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
NMAH Board Member; President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
NMAH Board Alumnus
NMAH Board Member; Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
NMAH Board Alumnus, Managing Partner, Seth Avery, LLC
NMAH Board Alumnus; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
NMAH Board Alumnus; Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Cisco