Laurie Baty currently serves as the Museum Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum. Prior to this role, Laurie served at the Deputy Director and then Executive Director for the National Capitol Radio & Television Museum. Other previous positions include her role as the first Director of the new National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. and she also served as the Deputy Director for Collections and then Deputy Director for Special Projects at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 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.
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 Archivists.”