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Company Overview of Smithsonian Institution

Company Overview

Smithsonian Institution owns and operates museums and research facilities. The institute offers object, artwork, and specimens display and exhibition and event management services. Additionally, it provides research services. Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Colombia.

SI Building

Room 153

MRC 010

Washington, DC 20013-7012

United States

Founded in 1846





Key Executives for Smithsonian Institution

Editor-in-Chief of Smithsonian Magazine
Chief of Staff to the Secretary
Chief of Staff to the Board of Regents
Director of Office of Investments
Chief Information Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Smithsonian Institution Key Developments

Smithsonian Institution Appoints Michael Govan as Member of Board of Regents, Effective from May 6, 2017

Michael Govan has been appointed a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents. President Donald J. Trump signed the resolution April 19, 2017 appointing him a citizen regent. Govans six-year term begins May 6, 2017. Govan is the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The Smithsonian Institution Appoints Michael Govan and Roger W. Ferguson to Governing Board

The Smithsonian Institution has asked art museum director Michael Govan and economist Roger W. Ferguson to be members of its governing board. Govan is the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to that he led the Dia Art Foundation in New York City. Ferguson is the chief executive of TIAA. He served as vice chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve from 1999 to 2006.

Smithsonian Institution Announces Executive Changes, Effective January 31, 2017

Smithsonian Institution announced that David M. Rubenstein appointed as chairman, effective on January 31, 2017, succeeding John McCarter, who must resign at the end of his current three-year term. In addition to Rubenstein, the Regents appointed AOL co-founder Steve Case as Vice Chairman, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president and chief executive Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey as the third member of the Board’s Executive Committee. All three officials are scheduled to start their three-year terms on Jan. 31, 2017.

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