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Matthew S. Miller

Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service

Matthew S. Miller, a native of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, has 24 years of experience with the Secret Service involving criminal investigations and protective security.

He served as a regular Army officer in the U.S. Army for five years before accepting a position as a special agent in the Miami Field Office. Over the course of his career, he has been assigned to the Miami Field Office, West Palm Beach Resident Office, Counterfeit Division, Presidential Protective Division, the White House’s Homeland Security Council, Washington Field Office, Office of Human Resources and Training, and Dignitary Protective Division.

He graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor of Science in foreign service, and received a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.


12:00 to 12:10pm

Welcoming Remarks by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III

12:10pm to 12:40pm

Communities of Collaboration – Similarities Far Outweigh the Differences Matthew S. Miller

12:05 to 1:00pm

Art Crimes Timothy S. Carpenter

12:55 to 1:30pm

Déjà vu Delta…Reopening Strategies 2.0 Douglas Beaver

1:15 to 2:10pm

Promoting Exhibit Access and Safety: A Collaborative Approach to Collections Care Sam Snell Jeffrey Hirsch Cali Martin

1:30 to 2:25pm

Social Unrest – The Insurrection, January 6, 2021 Robert J. Contee III Robert Glover Jeffery Carroll

2:25 to 2:55pm

Learning from Climate Change, from Hurricane Harvey to Winter Storm Uri Sheryl Kolasinski

2:40 to 3:20pm

A Hybrid Security Model for Equity in Visitor Experience Jamie Gibbons Austin Sharpe Nick Haddon

2:55 to 3:25pm

Surviving Civil Unrest Ramey J. Kyle

3:35 to 4:25pm

Year in Review Robert (Bob) Combs

3:35 to 3:55pm

Shifting the Focus: Emphasizing Safety in Customer Service Trainings During COVID-19 Vanessa Herndon Andrea Lowther Tiffany Spriggs

3:55 to 4:20pm

Back to School – University Campus Safety Alignments with Cultural Protection Andrew Flagel

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