Mgr. Social Media and Digital, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History
Lanae Spruce is an award-winning digital strategist, international speaker and experienced social creative. In her current role as Manager of Social Media and Digital Engagement at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, she uses the museum’s social presence to foster learning, creativity and shared discovery as a means to transform our understanding of the African American experience, American history, race and modern society.
Spruce’s work has been featured in The Lily by The Washington Post, the Culture Genius podcast, ESSENCE, EBONY, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, Shondaland, TEEN VOGUE, Smithsonian Magazine, The Journal of Museum Education and more. Her awards include the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list, Adweek’s “DC Rising Brand Star,” Start High School’s “Alumni Hall of Fame,” the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences’ “Webby Award” and The Real-Time Academy’s “Shorty Award.”
Spruce serves on the DC Local Leadership board for The Communications Network, the Digital Board for the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, the DEAI board for the Museum Computer Network and as an associate judge for the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. You can keep up with her by following @_blackmuses.