Age: 48
Occupation: Director of the museum of the Obama Presidential Center

How do you make sure the museum of the first presidential center in Chicago is world class? You ask Bernard — who helped develop the exhibition plans for D.C.’s acclaimed National Museum of African American History and Culture — to be the founding director. When the Obama Presidential Center finally rises from Jackson Park, it will be Bernard’s vision, experience, and clarity that shape its public face.

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