Gregory McGruder is the Vice-President of National Geographic’s Public Programs. He oversees the Society’s 126-year-old lecture, film, and performance series, National Geographic Live!, which produces and presents events around the world. He oversees and directs the development of special events and initiatives that support and enhance the National Geographic’s interests and engage audiences worldwide. He also serves on the National Geographic’s Young Explorers Grants Committee and the committee that selects and mentors Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. Previously, as vice president for Public Programs, he oversaw National Geographic’s speaker series, its museum, and Geography Competitions and the All Roads Film Festival. Outside of National Geographic, he serves as a board member of the D.C. Arts and Humanities Educational Collaborative, and also serves as a board member of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.