Doreen Beard joined the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising in January 2014 as the Director of Operations and Engagement. She graduated from CSU with a B.A. in History and holds an M.B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University. On behalf of the Department of Design and Merchandising, Doreen’s responsibilities at the Avenir Museum include executive leadership, fiscal oversight, development of external fundraising and partnerships, cultivation of effective relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and direction of brand identity and promotion of the Avenir Museum’s mission, programs, and collection of historic dress and textiles. Doreen has broad curatorial, heritage research, and community engagement experience in the management of historic sites and material culture collections in both government and university settings.