National Museum of Industrial History Elects Two New Board Members

National Museum of Industrial History Elects Two New Board Members

The Board of Directors of the National Museum of Industrial History recently voted in two new members. L. Charles Marcon, Chairman of the Board, congratulated the new members, saying “The board and I are excited to expand and diversify our board of directors to ensure our mission of forging a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow will be fulfilled.”

The new members are:
Christopher Masciantonio, MPA ’89, is the General Manager of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy at the United States Steel Corporate Headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa. Throughout his career, Masciantonio has worked in both the public and private sector. Appointed to his current role at United States Steel in 2007, Masciantonio relies on his private and public sector experiences when making decisions regarding the management of the company’s relationship with elected officials and government agencies. United States Steel is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 31.7 million net tons. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries.Masciantonio oversees state and local government affairs and public policy for United States Steel’s North American operations.

Russ Smith, a Senior Attorney and Data Privacy Manager at Lutron Electronics, has been with the company since 2008. Serving as the supervisory attorney for the commercial law group, he negotiates technology collaborations and strategic alliance contracts. He previously served as a corporate attorney at Wolseley PLC – Ferguson Enterprises, a Fortune Global 300 company. He earned his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and his M.B.A. from Bloomsburg University in 1996.

About the National Museum of Industrial History
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.

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