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 Alumnus; Historian and Author
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chief Operating Officer & Director, Stephens, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon Communications
NMAH Board Member; Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
NMAH Board Alumnus; Independent Consultant

Leslie Casaya

Management Support Specialist
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman & CEO, Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; Smithsonian Regent; United States Senator
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Bayer Properties, LLC
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Director, The Gilder Lehrman Institute
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Advisor, U.S. Japan Council
NMAH Board Member, Chairman, Nominating Committee; Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, Whole Picture LeFrak Productions
NMAH Board Alumnusi; President & Director, The Lemelson Foundation
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, WEM Foundation
NMAH Board Member; Chairman, Public Strategies, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; United States House of Representatives
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman, USEC
NMAH Board Member; Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.
NMAH Board Alumnus; Senior Vice President, Corporate Outreach and Chief Historian, A&E Television Networks
NMAH Board Member, Chairman, Development Committee; Global Co-Head of Investment Management Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
NMAH Board Member; President & CEO, A&E Television Networks
NMAH Board Member, Chairman, Advisory Board; Managing Director, Secretary, Board of Directors, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
NMAH Board Member; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BNSF Railway Company
NMAH Board Alumnus; Partner, Rose Associates, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
NMAH Board Member; Professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies; Director, University of California, Irvine’s Humanities Out There outreach program
NMAH Board Member; President & COO, Allbritton Communications Company
Founding Chairman, NMAH Board Alumnus; CEO, Phoenix International
NMAH Board Alumnus; Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP
NMAH Board Member, Vice Chairman, Advisory Board; President, Mozart Investments
NMAH Board Alumnus; Temple Strategies
NMAH Board Member; Chairman & CEO, MWH Global Inc.
NMAH Board Member; President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
NMAH Board Alumnus; Former Director, Government Relations, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, Aptus, LLC
NMAH Board Alumnus; The PBS NewsHour
NMAH Board Alumnus; Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy, Cisco Systems, Inc.