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Dana Allen-Greil is the Acting Director of Digital Engagement and Chief of Web & Social Media at the National Archives and teaches as an adjunct for the Museum Studies graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. She specializes 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 for 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. Her nonprofit board service includes: Secretary of the Board of Directors and Marketing Committee Chair for the Museum Computer Network, Editorial Advisory Board member for the Exhibitionist journal (affiliated with the National Association of Museum Exhibition), and Secretary and Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. Dana participated in the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen program and has served as grant reviewer for IMLS and NEH.
Dana Allen-Greil is Acting Director of Digital Engagement and Chief of Web & Social Media at the National Archives. She teaches graduate museum studies courses for Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. Past positions include: Senior Digital Outreach Producer at the National Gallery of Art; Account Director and Digital Strategist at Ogilvy Public Relations; Adjunct Faculty in Museum Studies at George Washington 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 George Washington University.