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THE CAPITOL DOME 60 SOCIETY NEWS FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD O n behalf of the entire Board of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, I am proud to announce the appointment of the Hon. Jane L. Campbell as our fourth President/ CEO. As a career public servant with a passion for history, she will lead the Society to fulfi ll its civic education role at the intersection of Congress' history and our future in this transformational time. When Ron Sarasin retired last March a er a distinguished 17 years as our President/CEO, the Board established a Search Com- mittee, which I led. is committee worked through the remainder of 2018, with the assistance of outside counsel and a professional search fi rm, Development Resources, Inc. We considered over 40 candi- dates before reaching a fi nal deci- sion in January. Jane Campbell was the unanimous choice of both the Search Committee and the Board. She officially assumed her new role on February 1. I am deeply grateful for the commitment and efforts of the Search Committee members, as well as DRi's hard work and the patience and fl exibility of Society staff throughout this period. We look forward to working with all of our members, volunteers, part- ners, and supporters as we begin this exciting next chapter for the Society. FROM THE NEW PRESIDENT I accepted the Board of Trustees' appointment to serve as President/ CEO of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society with honor and excitement. Even before I offi cially started I met so many Society supporters at the Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event on January 30—in spite of the snow nearly 80 people gathered to hear the Hon. Stephen T. Ayers, the recently retired Architect of the Capitol, describe the challenges of restoring the Dome. In the begin- ning of my tenure I am learning about the hopes and dreams, chal- lenges and frustrations of our tal- ented staff , volunteers, partners, and trustees as we work together to meet the mission of the Society to share the history of the Capitol and the men and women who work here. e U.S. Capitol stands as the symbol of our republic. Around the world the image of the Capitol is the best-known image of American democracy. Our work at the Society strengthens civic education, espe- cially for disadvantaged students. We continually add to the public history of congressional debates and decisions as we bring together Members of Congress, staff, and interested citizens. Surely we can find the example of our "better angels" to guide us. I look forward to leading the Society into our next chapter, and I thank you for your ongoing support. T he first female mayor of Cleveland, Jane L. Campbell came to the U.S. Capitol Histori- cal Society with considerable con- gressional experience. She served Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana as chief of staff , as staff director for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and as a senior advisor to Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington. Campbell's public service career also included serving fi ve years as county commissioner for Ohio's largest county, six terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, and a term on the Regional Tran- sit Authority Board. Following her work in the Senate, Campbell led the Washing- ton Offi ce of the National Develop- ment Council. She is the immediate past president of Women Impact- ing Public Policy, a coalition of women business organizations advocating for federal policy to support women entrepreneurs. She continues to serve as a senior advisor at both Public Private Strategies and the International Economic Development Council, the country's largest organization of economic development profes- sionals. Campbell currently serves on the boards of the Lincoln Land Pol- icy Institute, the Faith and Politics Institute, and the Association for Enterprise Opportunities. She is the proud mother of two accomplished daughters: Dr. Jessica Merrill of Little Rock, Arkansas and Cath- erine Campbell-Morrison, a Yale divinity student. NEW USCHS PRESIDENT Jane Campbell

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