In my current role as Vice President, Cultural Assets, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), I provide GSUSA with a critical internal and external link while directing the development and implementation of a Movement wide strategy that leverages the history to drive engagement and elevate the brand and reputation. Ensure consistency regarding the stewardship of the national historic collection and archive while providing guidance to the 111 national councils on best practices for collection management within a sustainable budget model.
As the former Executive Director, National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument I led the effort to implement a public-private partnership between the National Woman’s Party and the National Park Service, which ultimately led to the successful designation of the former Sewall-Belmont House & Museum to the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in 2016. This multi-year effort included working closely with the White House, Members of Congress and senior staff, National Park Service leadership, Department of Interior, and National Parks Conservation Association. Also led the post-designation efforts to merge operations and negotiate multiple federal agreements and contracts governing the transition.
During my tenure as Vice President of Operations, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation I was responsible for the Naval Heritage Center and the U. S. Navy Memorial Plaza including infrastructure of the “Granite Sea” living memorial, Lone Sailor statue, halyards, four exterior fountains and pools, 22 bronze reliefs, 240 seat theater, and Visitor Center. Also administer oversight of day-to-day operations, budget development and compliance ($3M+) and internal practices and procedures for 35+ staff, volunteers, and contractors. Including all financial, fiduciary, strategic planning, technology systems, construction and capital improvements, events, and programs.
As Executive Director of the Museum of History and Art in Coronado California, I led all aspects of historic preservation outreach and advocacy, including the evaluation, research, and documentation of potentially historic and historic structures and landscapes citywide. As the chief spokesperson for the organization responsible for community fieldwork and education of local real estate agencies, property developers, and homeowners both interested in preservation and those opposed. Acted as public policy and social change advocate on behalf of the organization, active in extensive community relations including liaison to Office of the Mayor, City Manager and Council, Historic Resource Commission, MainStreet, Ltd., as well as local developers, architects, and builders. Provide direct assistance to and facilitate consensus building efforts with local citizens, businesses, other non-profits, and community planning groups.