WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced the appointment of two senior political appointees for the Biden-Harris Administration: Shelby Lopez, White House Liaison and Senior Adviser to the Chief of Staff, and Alison Share, Director of Congressional Affairs.
Share and Lopez will work alongside NEH civil servants to support the humanities and advance key priorities of the Biden administration in broadening access to the nation’s cultural and educational resources. They join three other appointees, announced in January and February.
Shelby Lopez, White House Liaison and Senior Adviser to the Chief of Staff
Lopez joins NEH as White House Liaison and Senior Adviser to the Chief of Staff. She recently directed high-level events for President Biden’s campaign and inaugural committee. In her experience with media organizations including the Atlantic and Bloomberg LP, Lopez served as a team leader, overseeing flagship events and projects while managing the publications’ top clients and partners. She received a BA in communications from Northwestern University.
Alison Share, Director of Congressional Affairs
Share joins NEH after more than seven years working for Representative Dan Kildee of Michigan, most recently as Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, where she was responsible for a broad policy portfolio, including tax, economic development, foreign affairs, and tribal issues. Prior to her work in Congress, Share worked as an associate in the litigation and public policy groups at Crowell & Moring LLP. She also served as a clerk for the Honorable Peter W. Hall of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She holds a BA in history from Smith College and a JD from Vermont Law School. Share will direct NEH’s Office of Congressional Affairs.
National Endowment for the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at neh.gov.