National Museum of American History Names New Board LeadershipBreaking News
tags: Smithsonian, museums, American History
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Board recently elected Enrique Segura, chairman of the board of ENSE Group LLC, and Barbara Franklin, former U.S. secretary of commerce and business executive, to lead its 22-member advisory board. Segura succeeds Abbe Raven, chairman emeritus of A+E Networks, as chairman and Franklin follows Barry M. Meyer, CEO of North Ten Mile Associates, as vice chairman.
“We are looking forward to the vast expertise and expansion of perspectives our board leadership brings to our shared work in transforming our museum as a place of dialogue and understanding of the layered complexity of American history,” said Anthea M. Hartig, the museum’s Elizabeth MacMillan Director. “Dr. Segura and Secretary Franklin have a deep commitment to public service and to our museum’s goal to become the nation’s most accessible, inclusive, relevant and sustainable public history institution.”
A native of Argentina, Segura has held leadership positions for more than 34 years in the financial and service sectors. He currently heads all four ENSE Group organizations and is dedicated to auditing mining and petroleum concerns on behalf of governments, providing intelligent immigration security systems, advising foreign governments on foreign debt renegotiation and debt management as well as providing compliance and anti-counterfeiting services to governments. He is vice chairman of the board of trustees at The Catholic University of America, the current goodwill ambassador for the Republic of the Gambia and formerly served as the honorary consul of the Republic of Uganda in Argentina. Segura earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, Master of Business Administration and doctorate in economics from Autónoma University in Madrid and Owner/President Management certifications from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.
“This is a dynamic, historic and unprecedented time to shape the future of the Smithsonian’s flagship history museum,” Segura said. “I share a kindred vision with Director Hartig, my fellow board members and the staff about the great potential that awaits the National Museum of American History.”
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