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Joseph C. Daniels leads the preparations and coordination for the largest and most inclusive commemoration in U.S. history, America’s 250th anniversary of independence.

Daniels brings more than two decades of high-profile national, nonprofit leadership experience to America250. Significantly, he served as the founding president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, where he led the development, planning, design and operational ramp up of both the Memorial and the Museum for 10 years.  The Memorial and Museum flourished under his leadership, becoming a sacred part of the national landscape, and a must-see tourism and educational destination both nationally and internationally.

Following the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Daniels served as president and CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum, where he spearheaded the effort to create the United States’ first ever institution dedicated to preserving the legacies of the recipients of the country’s highest award for valor in combat.

Daniels holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and B.A. in history from Washington University in St. Louis.