The National Building Museum’s exhibitions are temporarily closed until March 2020.
The Museum Shop remains open Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm.

Staff & Contact


Chase W. Rynd, Hon. ASLA, Executive Director

Betsy May Salazar, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Tom Buck, Executive Assistant and Manager of Board Relations

Finance & Operations

Aurelia Akpan, Director of Human Resources

Angelique Jordan, Controller

Laura Leonard, Accounting Manager

Exhibitions & Collections

Cathy Crane Frankel, Vice President for Exhibitions and Collections

Nancy Bateman, Registrar

Caitlin Bristol, Project Manager for Exhibitions

Chrysanthe B. BroikosCurator

Hank Griffith, Chief Preparator

Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar

Sarah LeavittCurator

Zachary LevineDirector of Exhibitions & Collections

Chris Maclay, Master Carpenter

Susan Piedmont-PalladinoCurator

Deborah Moore SorensenCurator


Laura Brower-Hagood, Vice President of Development

Laura Blackwelder, Director of Individual Giving

Alexa Coyle, Development Events Coordinator

Anna Berman, Corporate and Foundation Giving Coordinator

Daniel Bontempi, Development Coordinator

Mark Davis, Senior Individual Giving Officer

Rachel Madewell, Senior Corporate Development Officer

Esther White, Foundation Giving Officer

Sarah White, Development Operations Manager

Rachel Weber, Corporate Giving Manager


Theresa Esterlund, Vice President for Education

Andrew Costanzo, Director of P-12 Programs

Sarah Cappo, Educator of Community Engagement

Paul Killmer, Director of Public Programs

Patrick Kraich, Senior Educator of Public Programs

Roz Kreizenbeck, Educator of Community Engagement

Karla Lopez, Education Office Assistant

Caitlin Miller, Senior Educator of P-12 Programming

Allison Pagliaro, Educator of Early Childhood Programming

Lauren Wilson, Director of Community Engagement

Marketing & Communications

Leslie Chung, Graphic Designer

Jasmine Marr, Communication Associate

Vladimir Zabavskiy, Graphic Design Director

Special Events

Chris Frame, Special Events Director

Visitor Services

Jamee Telford, Vice President for Visitor Experience

Charlotte Brown, Receptionist/Office Manager

Barry Edmunds, Visitor Services Manager

Russell Harris, Visitor Services & Operations Manager

Amanda Hodges, Assistant Visitor Services Manager

Kristen Sheldon, Volunteer & Intern Manager

Daniel Stewart, Museum Operations Assistant

Gregory Thompson, Assistant Visitor Services Manager

Danielle Wood, Group Tour & Volunteer Coordinator

Museum Shop

Michael Higdon, Museum Shop Manager

Marcia Diehl, Museum Shop Operations Manager

Geronne Florus, Visual Merchandising Associate

Scott Glascoe, Inventory Specialist

David Kalamar, E-commerce/ Museum Shop Associate

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