President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions
WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles:
- Joseph Max Asher, Chair, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
- Leah D. Daughtry, Vice Chair, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
- Lynn Hubbard, Member, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
- William T. Harris, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- Lisa R. Hathaway, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- Ashley Jordan, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- MaryLynn Mack, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- Kelli Mosteller, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- Alan C. Price, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
- Ramiro S. Salazar, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable policy ideas. Members of the Board of Trustees are appointed to six-year terms by the President of the United States. Trustees serve on various committees with functions including executive, audit, finance and investment policy, development, fellowship, as well as strategic planning and programming.
Joseph Max Asher, Chair, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
Joseph Max Asher is a leader in the U.S. sports betting industry. Asher is the President of Sports Betting for IGT, a leading supplier of technology to the global gaming industry. Previously, he was the CEO of William Hill US from its founding in 2012 until its sale to Caesars Entertainment in 2021. Asher’s work in the sports betting industry began when he founded Brandywine Bookmaking in 2007, a company he sold to William Hill in 2012. Previously, he was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. A Delaware native, Asher graduated from the University of Delaware and the Delaware Law School of Widener University and served a judicial clerkship with the Supreme Court of Delaware. He is currently on the Nevada board of trustees for Olive Crest and recently completed two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Conference of Juvenile & Family Court Judges. Asher lives in Las Vegas with his wife Cynthia and their three children, Sydney, Vivienne, and Carson.
Leah D. Daughtry, Vice Chair, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
Leah D. Daughtry is a nationally recognized organizer-activist, political strategist, author, and faith leader. She is Principal of On These Things, LLC, a strategic planning and project management firm that builds and supports partnerships that advance the common good. She has previously served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief of Staff of the National Democratic Party, as well as CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, making her the only person in Democratic Party history to hold the position twice.
The daughter of a long line of community organizer-activists, Bishop Daughtry represents the fifth consecutive generation of clergypersons in the Daughtry family. She is Presiding Prelate of The House of the Lord Churches, and she is also Co-Convenor of Power Rising, which seeks to educate, empower, and advocate for Black women and girls for the benefit of their communities. Co-author of the NAACP Image Award winning book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, Daughtry serves as an Equity Advisor for Sephora, Inc. and on the Editorial Board of the Global Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She sits on the Boards of Directors of Wesley Theological Seminary, the National Council of Negro Women, and Higher Heights for America, and she is Co-Chair of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Wesley Theological Seminary.
Lynn Hubbard, Member, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Trustees
Lynn Hubbard has combined her legal background and commitment to civic engagement to advance the arts, sustainable transportation, and environmental conservation. As a Director and Board President of the Seattle International Film Festival, Hubbard successfully led the 47-year-old institution through the COVID-19 crisis while helping to strengthen the organization’s long-term financial position. She also served as a mayoral appointee to Seattle’s Transit Advisory Board, where she made recommendations and helped facilitate city policies, plans, and projects relating to transit, including capital improvements, mobility, and operations. She is currently a member of Puget Sound Energy’s Beyond Net Zero Carbon Advisory Committee, Director of the Northwest Shipwreck Alliance, and Advisor to the Northwest Conservation Fellows.
Hubbard’s experience serving as a USCG-licensed First Mate on recreational diving boats sparked her interest in admiralty law. After graduating from Tulane Law School, she practiced maritime law and litigation before pursuing a variety of ventures, including co-founding a media start-up and serving as an Executive Legal Search Consultant. A daughter of a career military officer, Hubbard grew up all over the U.S. and abroad. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.
National Museum and Library Services Board
The National Museum and Library Services Board advises the agency on general policies with respect to the duties, powers, and authority of the Institute of Museum and Library Service relating to museum, library, and information services, as well as the annual selection of National Medals recipients.
William T. Harris, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
William T. Harris oversees the strategic direction of the nonprofit science and space exploration learning center, Space Center Houston. Joining the foundation and center in April 2016, Harris has more than 39 years in nonprofit leadership including senior positions at museums and universities, where he led numerous multimillion-dollar fundraising campaigns, principal and major gifts, marketing, communications, government relations, and strategy development. In 2019, he was named CEO of the Year by the Houston Business Journal.
He serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. He is also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Grants Committee for the QueensCare Charitable Foundation, Board Vice President of the Association of Science Museum Directors, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Partnership.
Lisa R. Hathaway, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Lisa R. Hathaway serves as Director of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, Florida. She oversees a modern, world-class library in the heart of West Palm Beach, providing resources, services, and programs to support and benefit people in all aspects of their lives. With a vision to encourage a love of literacy for all ages and backgrounds, Hathaway has also established the Mandel Public Library as a vital community gathering space that supports jobseekers, economic redevelopment, and life-long learning. Under her leadership, the library has been distinguished as one of the country’s best, earning numerous national and statewide awards, grants, and accolades, including one of the 11 Most Beautiful Libraries in 2022 by Fodor’s Travel. Hathaway earned undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Information Studies and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
Ashley Jordan, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Ashley Jordan joined the African American Museum in Philadelphia as President & CEO in September 2021. Jordan, who most recently served as Senior Director of Development at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Ohio, brings significant experience managing and leading cultural institutions focused on memorializing and celebrating the African American experience in the United States. Other career milestones include serving as Executive Director of the Evansville African American Museum in Indiana and curator for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Jordan earned her Ph.D. in United States History at Howard University in Washington, D.C., an M.A. in Public History from Howard University, and a B.A. in history from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Jordan is also the proud recipient of numerous professional, academic, and civic awards, including the Pace Setter Award from the Association of African American Museums, the Black Excellence Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and multiple doctoral fellowships from the Filson Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society.
MaryLynn Mack, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
MaryLynn Mack is the Chief Operating Officer of South Coast Botanic Garden, an 87-acre public garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, where she is dedicated to providing a garden of experience for all. With a commitment to serving others and building bridges of understanding, Mack is currently the Board President of the American Public Gardens Association and Inaugural Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Committee.
Before joining South Coast, Mack served as the Director of Operations at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona and has also enjoyed successful careers as the Executive Director of the Rescue Mission’s Women and Children’s Center, and as Director of Volunteers and Interns at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She nurtured her love of giving back and philanthropy as a founding member of the African American Women’s Giving and Empowerment Circle and as a Board Member at the Phoenix Metropolitan YWCA. Her efforts in both women’s issues as well as arts and culture earned her the YWCA Tribute to Leadership and Black Philanthropy Institute Leadership awards. Mack brings over 30 years of staff and volunteer management, strategic planning and project development. She is a past recipient of the Virginia G. Piper Fellowship, a graduate of The Getty Leadership Institute, and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Kelli Mosteller, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Kelli Mosteller has served as the Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program since the summer of 2022. In her role, she works closely with Harvard students, faculty, and staff toward the mission of fostering the well-being of Indigenous people and championing Indigenous excellence. She is dedicated to supporting programming that advances education and scholarship, as well as opportunities that strengthen the Indigenous community at Harvard and beyond.
Before her time at Harvard, she was the Executive Director for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center (CHC). During her tenure, she oversaw the tribe’s cultural services including a museum, cultural classes and programming, tribal archives, and oral history projects. She also led her team in a multi-year renovation of the CHC’s exhibits, resulting in the museum’s recognition as a Top Ten Native Cultural Center in the U.S. by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums in 2020. Mosteller was also her nation’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, overseeing historic preservation for thousands of acres of tribal trust lands and well as countless sites in the Citizen Potawatomi’s historic homelands. In addition to these preservation duties, she also oversaw her nation’s Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act effort. As a Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) tribal citizen, her most cherished role over the years has been as a mentor for Citizen Potawatomi youth, facilitator of women’s ceremonies, and auntie to the eagles at the CPN Eagle Aviary.
Alan C. Price, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Alan C. Price was appointed Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in November 2018. In 2015, Price was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Associate Director of Management at the Peace Corps and Acting Chief of Staff for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Before joining the federal service, Price was a manager at Northeast Utilities (now Eversource Energy) and Director of the Global Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School. He began his career as a management consultant in the fields of dispute resolution and leadership development. Price has a JD from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from Earlham College. He and his wife, Gina LaRoche, have two sons, and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ramiro S. Salazar, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board
Ramiro S. Salazar joined as the city of San Antonio, Texas’ Director of the Public Library in April 2005. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of library services to over two million residents in San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas. He provides management oversight for the library system, consisting of the downtown Central Library, 29 library outlets, and leads a team of over 550 employees. Salazar is a former President of the Public Library Association, currently serves on the Public Library Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and is a frequent presenter and panelist at professional convenings. Before joining the San Antonio Public Library, Salazar served as Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, he served as the Director of the Dallas Public Library. He also served as Director of the El Paso Public Library, City of El Paso, Texas for three years. He has dedicated his public service to increasing availability of library resources and services to all segments of the community.