The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is happy to announce the selection of Mary Estelle Kennelly as the Grants Management Officer. Ms. Kennelly has been with the agency since its inception in 1996 and with its predecessor, the Institute of Museum Services, for three years before that. She has held several positions, most recently Associate Deputy Director for Museum Services.

In her new position, Ms. Kennelly will join IMLS’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, and take primary responsibility for ensuring uniform grant administration throughout the agency; developing, recommending, and implementing post-award grant administration policy; and managing all fiscal grant requirements for the agency. She will work with the Office of Library Services and the Office of Museum Services to ensure compliance with federal requirements and agency policies so that IMLS’s grant programs meet the highest management and fiduciary standards while furthering the agency’s mission.

In addition, Ms. Kennelly will act as the agency liaison to the government-wide Grants Management Line of Business (GMLoB) taskforce as well as the initiative, and serve as the agency’s primary member of the Grants Executive Board.