Christine Buckley joined the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Development staff in 2015. As Senior Manager of Stakeholder Relations, she manages corporate and community relations, events and convening, donor stewardship events, and also works to secure private donations to SERC from individuals, corporations, and foundations. A 24-year resident of the Annapolis area, she is primarily engaged in event planning and fundraising for SERC, and finds inspiration in helping SERC achieve its mission to inform, educate, and engage people in science-based solutions for the environment. Prior career experience includes: Senior Executive Assistant to Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp; Senior Executive Assistant to James A. Johnson, while he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Fannie Mae, of The John F. Kennedy Center, and the Brookings Institution. Christine has planned events and conferences for Fannie Mae, the Department of HUD, and as a Senior Conference Manager for Aspen Systems Corporation, a government contractor. Christine lives in Edgewater with her husband, and they have two daughters in college.