DRi is pleased to announce the placement of the new Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association, the national organization that promotes understanding of America’s Executive Mansion as a residence, a piece of history, and an international symbol.
This search renewed DRi’s long-standing search partnership with the WHHA. Jennifer Dunlap, DRi’s President & CEO, worked with WHHA President Stewart McLaurin to recruit a Senior Vice President charged with leading the hub of the WHHA’s world-class research and education programs. Jennifer and Stewart together engaged the WHHA’s Board of Directors to identify a national pool of versatile scholar-leaders, with experience building national programs and partnerships, conducting media relations and fundraising, and leading multi-faceted teams.
Today we are pleased to announce that Dr. Colleen Shogan will be the new Senior Vice President of the Rubenstein Center at the WHHA. Colleen is an award-winning political scientist with a record of accomplished leadership at the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Service. Colleen most recently was the LOC’s Assistant Deputy Librarian for Collections and Services, a position to which she was promoted after pioneering and leading a new public outreach unit with 400 staff members. She also continues to serve as the LOC’s designee on the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, where she is Vice Chair. Before joining the senior leadership of the LOC, Colleen served for seven years in multiple roles at the Congressional Research Service, where she built continuing relationships with many contacts on the Hill. She is also an adjunct Professor of Government at Georgetown University.
Congratulations to Colleen and the White House Historical Association —we look forward to seeing their success together!