Todd L. Schafer

As the Senior Vice President of Administration, Todd L. Schafer is responsible for the overall leadership of museum administration, including accounting and finance, people and culture, strategic business planning and analysis, contract administration, risk mitigation, and legal. He is a proven leader, providing strategic vision and transformational change at each organization he has served.

Schafer began his career in 1989 as an Air Force Financial Management (PALACE Acquire) intern. His 35-plus years of experience incorporates policy making; requirements generation; planning; programming; budgeting; cost estimating and analysis; accounting and finance (including working capital funds); audit; human resources; manpower; contracting; program and risk management; modeling and simulation; energy, installations and environment; and transformation. His civilian leadership service spans the departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. Assignments have been at the base, laboratory, program office, acquisition center, major command, unified combatant command, military department, and joint and coalition levels.

Schafer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, majoring in Management Science from Wright State University, a Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy State University. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College, the Department of Defense’s Executive Leadership Development Program, Professional Military Comptroller School and Defense Leadership and Management Program. He also is a graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Joint Executive Management Course and the Federal Executive Institute’s High Performance Organization Course.

He successfully defended budgets to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. Schafer has devoted his career to continuous learning, innovation, and growing people.