Alice M. Greenwald
Alice M. Greenwald is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of museum practice, with expertise in history, ethnic heritage, and memorial museums. Currently the principal of Memory Matters, LLC, providing strategic advice to museums, memorial projects, senior executives, and boards, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum from 2017-2022 and from 2006 to 2016 as the organization’s Director of the Memorial Museum/Executive Vice President for Exhibitions, Collections and Education. Previously, she was the Associate Museum Director, Museum Programs, at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, from 2001 to 2006, having served for the previous 14 years as an expert advisor to the project.
Alice is currently the First Vice President of the Lotos Club and Co-Chair of the Club’s State Dinner Committee. She also serves on the boards of the International Council of Museums-US and the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation.
She received a master’s degree in history of religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in English literature and anthropology from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Alice considers Central her home, anchor, moral compass, and refuge.