Serves as liaison to the Board of Regents, manages communication, analytics, and reports to the Provost, Secretary, and Regents as Executive Officer for Communications and Advancement. Manages grant funding programs such as Scholarly Studies. Monitors progress of the Smithsonian’s strategic collections initiatives. Leads and participates on interdisciplinary committees and activities. Fosters collaborative relationships within the Smithsonian and with external partners such as the University of Maryland.