About the Speaker
David J. Skorton
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
DAVID J. SKORTON is the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian. He assumed his position on July 1, 2015. Secretary Skorton oversees 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo, and numerous research centers. Skorton, a board-certified cardiologist, previously was the president of Cornell University.