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Dana Allen-Greil is the Chief of Web and Social Media at the National Archives and teaches as an adjunct for the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies graduate program. For more than 15 years, she has specialized in leveraging technology to help museums and other nonprofits engage their constituents, affirm their relevance, and demonstrate their value. Dana’s past positions include: 3 years at the National Gallery of Art leading digital and education initiatives; 8 years at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, as New Media Project Manager and later as Chief of Digital Outreach and Engagement; social media strategist and account director at Ogilvy Public Relations, where she managed social media strategy high-profile clients such as The Heart Truth® campaign; and online communications coordinator at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Dana holds a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a master’s degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, where she also taught graduate courses in museum technology. Dana was Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Museum Computer Network and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Exhibitionist journal (affiliated with the National Association of Museum Exhibition).She was Vice Chair of the board for the small nonprofit Education Fights AIDS International. Dana participated in the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen program, has served as an IMLS and NEH grant reviewer, and volunteered as an executive officer on the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums board of directors.
Dana Allen-Greil leads organizations in using digital tools to engage the people they aim to serve. She is currently Chief of Web and Social Media at the National Archives. Past positions include: Senior Digital Outreach Producer at the National Gallery of Art; Account Director at Ogilvy Public Relations; Adjunct Faculty in Museum Studies at The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University; Chief of Digital Outreach and Engagement at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; and Online Communications & Publishing Coordinator at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Dana holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University.