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Baty hired as New Museum Director

Formal portrait of Laurie A. Baty Sean Fearns, Chief, DEA Community Outreach & Prevention Section, announced the hiring of Laurie A. Baty, Executive Director of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, as the new Director of the DEA Museum.

In his introductory remarks he wrote:

“Laurie Baty comes to us from the National Capitol Radio & Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, where she served as Deputy Director and then Executive Director. Prior to those assignments, Ms. Baty was the first Director of the new National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. Before launching the effort to develop the exhibits for National Law Enforcement Museum, Ms. Baty was the Deputy Director for Collections and then Deputy Director for Special Projects at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

“Previous positions in Ms. Baty’s distinguished career include: Chief of the Museum Services Branch at the U.S Department of the Interior; Program Officer for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives; Archivist for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; Curatorial Librarian at the Maryland Historical Society; Fellow at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester; Museum Technician at Ft. McHenry National Monument in Baltimore; and Interpreter at the C&O Canal National Historic Site. She began her professional career with internships at the National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Ms. Baty holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Gettysburg College, a Master’s Degree in American Studies from George Washington University, and professional affiliations and activities too numerous to list. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivits.”

Laurie has been on the job since July 25.

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