Associate Director of Special Projects
Marion brings more than 30 years of experience to the museum filed. She has served as a planner, project manager, and administrator providing direction and strategic decision making for capital projects, exhibitions, public programs, special events, facilities management, and security operations. She has received numerous awards throughout her career including being recognized as an “Unsung Hero” by the Smithsonian during the Institution’s 150th anniversary celebration.
Marion is currently the Associate Director of Special Projects at Princeton University. In this capacity, she serves as the Provost’s Office delegate on major initiatives providing project management, coordination, and planning expertise and support. One of her first assignments is the Art Museum’s expansion designed by Sir David Adjaye.
Prior to joining Princeton, Marion served as the Director of Museum Planning and Operations at the International African American Museum (IAAM), in Charleston, South Carolina. In that position, she was responsible for construction and up-fit coordination, facilities, security, IT, exhibitions, digital media, retail operations (café and store), and “Day 1” coordination.
Marion also spent more than 20 years at the Smithsonian Institution where she played key roles in the planning and opening of two museums: the National Museum of the American Indian in 2004, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016.
Marion holds a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in History from Fisk University.
Tuesday, May 21
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM