As a sequel to the STQRY Preservation through Education session hosted at the AAAM 2021 virtual conference, attendees will once again hear from African American Heritage Preservation Foundation Founder, Renee Ingram. She’ll be joined by American Battlefield Trust Chief Digital Officer, Lawrence Swiader, in a discussion facilitated by Genevieve Hauck from STQRY about the creation process behind the Trust’s Road to Freedom app. The app, launched in 2021, presents stories about the Black experience in Civil War Virginia. Renee will discuss her part as a Road to Freedom consultant in the app’s development and how her own family history helped shape her need to preserve and educate. Lawrence will address his journey in creating the Road to Freedom app while taking into consideration how to present history in a way that represents and respects the subjects of the history. He’ll touch on the creation process and how he goes about building geo-referenced educational tools.
Genevieve Hauck, Marketing Communications Manager, STQRY
Genevieve Hauck is the Marketing Communications Manager with STQRY. Genevieve holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and studio art from Marist College and a master’s in arts management and administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
While obtaining her graduate degree, Genevieve consulted on various projects for museums throughout Europe to help institutions improve their visitor experiences and move toward a digital approach to education. Genevieve is passionate about digital technology breaking down barriers in the cultural industry to create a more accessible and inclusive environment.
E. Renée Ingram, President & Founder, African American Heritage Preservation Foundation
E. Renée Ingram, (President &Founder), has been an independent business consultant
for nonprofit organizations and emerging small businesses within the Washington
Metropolitan area with emphasis on financial management.
Ms. Ingram is also the former vice president and treasurer for the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting (CPB), where she worked for more than ten years. CPB is a private, non-profit
organization whose mission is to facilitate the development and assurance of universal
access to non-commercial high-quality programming and telecommunications services.
Ms. Ingram currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Preservation Virginia and has
served on the Board of Trustees and as an Advisor representing Washington, DC for the
National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Preservation Alliance of Virginia and The
Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum and Cultural Center as
well as the Board of Directors for the National Historic Landmark Stewards Association, the
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the DC Preservation League. Ms.
Ingram is a Life Member of the Association of Black Women Historians and the Afro-
American Historical and Genealogical Society.
Ms. Ingram has served as a jurist for projects at the National Endowment for the Arts for
Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage and for the American Academy in Rome in
Historic Preservation for Rome Prize Fellowships.
Ms. Ingram received Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Human
Resources Management from Northeastern University and holds an MBA degree in Finance
from the University of Denver.
Lawrence Swiader, Chief Digital Officer, American Battlefield Trust
Lawrence Swiader has spent his career studying the intersection of technology, media, and education in service of how it improves people’s lives. Currently, as Chief Digital Officer at the American Battlefield Trust he oversees all aspects of Trust’s digital presence in support of protecting battlefields and informing the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.
Formerly, he was the creator of the Bedsider.org program which made use of digital and traditional media to change the reproductive health behaviors of young adults in the U.S. The intervention was proven to work in a ground-breaking study published in 2015. Previous to that experience, Lawrence used technology as a tool to teach about the history of the Holocaust and to motivate people to act to end contemporary genocide. In his second home of Athens, Greece, he has consulted on various projects including the Athens Metro and museums of Greek history.
Lawrence graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Television, Radio, and Film and earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University’s School of Education.