Dan L. Monroe, the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo director and chief executive officer of the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), has led the museum through a unique transformation since assuming leadership in 1993. Starting with two small, little-known museums, he has created an institution that operates on a global stage and features art, culture, and creative expression. Monroe spearheaded many major acquisitions to the Peabody Essex Museum, and has worked extensively in China, India, Japan, and Korea. Monroe has served as president of the American Alliance of Museums, the American chapter of the International Council of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the Western Museums Conference. He has provided national leadership in areas including Native American art and repatriation, deaccessioning, ethics, and cultural property. He has served as a grant reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Institute of Museum and Library Services, and a senior museum advisor for the Getty Leadership Institute.