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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. 

Board members include noted historians, business and community leaders, and members of philanthropic organizations.

NMAH Board Member; Chairman Emeritus, The Martin Agency
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, Wheelchair Foundation
NMAH Board Member, President Emerita, Centenary University
NMAH Board Member; Biographer
NMAH Board Alumnus
NMAH Board Alumnus
NMAH Board Alumnus; Founding Partner emeritus, Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Edison International
NMAH Board Member; President and Chief Executive Officer, Univision Communications Inc.
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Sunset Development Company
NMAH Board Member; President and CEO, Barbara Franklin Enterprises
NMAH Board Member; Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.
NMAH Board Member; Founder and Owner, Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
NMAH Board Alumnus; Former Executive Director, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, U.S.-Japan Council
NMAH Board Member; President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman, WPP Group PLC
NMAH Board Member; Chief Innovation Officer, Strategic Advisor to the CEO, Head of the Ralph Lauren Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman, The Lemelson Foundation
NMAH Board Alumnus; President, WEM Foundation
NMAH Board Member; Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Cordoba Corporation
NMAH Board Member; United States House of Representatives
NMAH Board Member; Presidential Historian
NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman, USEC
NMAH Board Member; Vice Chairman of the Board; Founder and Chairman, North Ten Mile Associates
NMAH Board Member; Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment
NMAH Board Member
NMAH Board Alumnus; Cultural Historian
NMAH Board Member, Chairman of the Board; Acting Chairman, A+E Networks
NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Vice President and Secretary to the Board, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
NMAH Board Alumnus; Vice Chairman, Rose Associates, Inc.
NMAH Board Member; Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group; Chair, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
NMAH Board Member; Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post
NMAH Board Member; Chairman, ENSE Group
NMAH Board Alumnus; Founding Chairman; CEO, Phoenix International
NMAH Board Member; Founder and President, The National Currency Foundation
NMAH Board Alumnus; Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
NMAH Board Member; President, Mozart Investments
NMAH Board Member; Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tulco; Founding Chairman and Former CEO, Legendary Entertainment
NMAH Board Member; President and Owner, The Uhler Group
NMAH Board Member; President and CEO, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
NMAH Board Alumnus
NMAH Board Alumnus; Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour