External Partnerships Specialist
Christine Buckley joined the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Development staff in 2015 as an Advancement Associate. She manages corporate and community relations, donor stewardship events, and helps to secure private donations to SERC from individuals and corporations. In 2017, she also became a member of the Smithsonian Conservation Commons, as part of the Core Plus Team.
- External Partnerships Specialist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 2015 -
- Chesapeake Bay Geographic Region
Background And Education
Education And Training
- B.A. in Communications, State University of New York at Plattsburgh 1988 - 1992
- SERC Liaison to Conservation Commons for Community Outreach
- Member of Conservation Commons Core Plus team
- Member of support team of Working Land and Seascapes
Awards And Honors
- Smithsonian Advancement Values Award, conferred by Smithsonian Institution, 2019
Christine Buckley joined the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Development staff in 2015. She manages corporate and community relations, donor stewardship events, and helps to secure private donations to SERC from individuals and corporations. In 2017, she also became a member of the Smithsonian Conservation Commons, as part of the Core Plus Team.
As a Core Plus team member for the Conservation Commons, Christine serves as both a liaison for the SERC Director and as a Community Outreach Manager. She works with the Commons core staff members and local area stakeholders to broaden the scope and messaging for both SERC’s programs and the Conservation Commons Action Areas. She is also a member of the Working Land and Seascapes support team, a leading Action Area of the Conservation Commons.
Christine joined the Smithsonian to help advance the Institution’s mission by utilizing her communication skills and long-standing relationships in the community. A 20-plus year resident of the Annapolis area, she is engaged in event planning and fundraising for SERC, and wants to help SERC and the broader Smithsonian to achieve its mission for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.
Prior career experience includes: Senior Executive Assistant to Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp for 6 years; Senior Executive Assistant to James A. Johnson for 10 years, while he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Fannie Mae, The John F. Kennedy Center, and the Brookings Institution, as well as serving on the Boards of Goldman Sachs, Target Corporation, Temple Inland, and UnitedHealth Group. Christine has planned events and conferences for Fannie Mae, the Department of HUD, and as a Senior Conference Manager for Aspen Systems Corporation, a government contractor.
Christine resides in Edgewater, MD with her husband and two daughters.
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Academic Department