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June 2, 2003

Steve Haller Promoted to Director of Colonial Williamsburg's Archives and Records Department

Steve Haller has been promoted to director of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s archives and records department. His responsibilities include establishing and administering the records retention and disposition process, as well as responding to increasing requests for research support.

“Since joining the foundation in 1996, Steve has been an exemplary leader of the archives and records function, and has served as a valued colleague to many across the organization,” said John S. Bacon, senior vice president for external affairs and foundation secretary. “Steve’s professional standing and experience, direction of the archives and records function, and leadership responsibilities in the Williamsburg community all testify to recognition as a director at Colonial Williamsburg.”

Prior to joining the foundation, Haller served as records and information manager for Montgomery County in Dayton, Ohio, and as senior archivist at the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. He also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army in Maryland, North Carolina and Southeast Asia from 1966 to 1969 and is a Vietnam veteran.

Haller earned a bachelor’s degree in 1973 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He holds a master’s degree in American history from Miami University and is a certified records manager.

He has published a biography of William Washington called “William Washington: Cavalryman of the Revolution” and a number of technical manuals.

Haller continues to be actively involved regionally and nationally with the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and currently serves on the American National Standards Institute committee that is developing a national e-mail standard. In addition, he serves on Colonial Williamsburg’s internal Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee and on the boards of the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Williamsburg.

He resides in the Williamsburg area with his wife, Susan, and their son, Elliott.

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