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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

Chief Financial Officer
President of Smithsonian Enterprises
Editor-in-Chief of Smithsonian Magazine
Chief of Staff to the Secretary
Chief of Staff to the Board of Regents
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Smithsonian Institution Key Developments

Smithsonian Institution Appoints Nancy Hogan as Board Member

Smithsonian Institution announced that Nancy Hogan, a board member of the Museum of Flight, has been appointed to the company national board of the venerable the company.

Smithsonian Names David J. Skorton as New Secretary

The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Cornell University President David J. Skorton as the Smithsonian Institution's next secretary, though it will be more than a year before Skorton settles in. Skorton will replace secretary Wayne Clough, who said in September he would retire after six years running the Smithsonian. Prior to joining Cornell in 2006, Skorton, 64, was president of the University of Iowa.

Smithsonian Institution Announces Board Changes

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has been appointed a member of the Smithsonian's Board of Regents. President Barack Obama signed the resolution February 21 appointing her as a citizen regent. Her six-year term begins immediately. Lavizzo-Mourey replaces Martha's Table CEO Patty Stonesifer, who served two six-year terms, including three years as Chair of the Board. The 17-member Smithsonian Board of Regents includes nine citizen members, three members of the House of Representatives and three members of the Senate, as well as the chief justice of the United States and the vice president, both ex officio voting members. The Board of Regents is the governing body of the Smithsonian Institution. The Board of Regents meets four times a year at the Smithsonian. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. presides over the meetings as chancellor, and John McCarter is the Chair of the Board. Lavizzo-Mourey is the president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held since 2003. Currently Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the President's Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

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