Name: Mark Steigerwald

Education Background: 
MLS, Syracuse

What was your professional background before your current position?
Gift Officer/Development Professional

Describe your current position:
Executive Director, International Motor Racing Research Center. Overall management of a specialized library and archive dedicated to motorsports

What do you like best about your work?
Interacting with passionate visitors and supporters

What has been your biggest professional challenge?
Marketing our mission as a a culturally rich endeavor, worthy of support

How are you seeing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion play a more prominent role in your work environment?
The increased focus on women in motorsports has driven staff as well as patron interest

What other organizations are you involved with?
Museum Association of New York; Southern Tier Library System

What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Embrace technology while honoring traditional values

Are there any tips you would like to share that help you get things done?
Prioritize with realistic goals - and chart progress

Favorite blog or website:

What are you most proud of?
Maintaining a desire for growth within my ever-evolving profession

What is one thing you would you like to learn?
Scuba diving

What are you most looking forward to doing this spring?
Yard work- seriously

Welcome back to the region Mark!
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