Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez is a leader experienced in the executive management of cultural-based organizations, inspiring creativity, building community, and raising consciousness through the infusion of the arts and humanities. He currently serves as a writer, strategist, and speaker, working with communities and organizations to elevate core stories, to leverage the power of place, and to center transformational and experiential engagement. Rael-Gálvez most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and previously, as the Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and as the State Historian of New Mexico. The recipient of numerous fellowships, including from the Ford Foundation, the School of American Research, the Newberry and the Huntington Libraries, and the Smithsonian Institution, Rael-Gálvez serves on numerous commissions and boards, including the United States Secretary of the Interior's Latino Scholars Expert Committee, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and the Santa Fe Opera. He served as a 2013 Heritage panelist, and a 2015 LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.