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Joanne Drake has been the Chief Administrative Officer of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute since 2005.  As such, she is responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources needs of the organization. Joanne served in the Reagan White House from January 1985 through December 1988 in the Office of Presidential Advance, traveling around the world in support of presidential meetings and events.  She returned to California with President Reagan when he retired in January 1989.  Before moving to the Foundation staff, Joanne served as the final Chief of Staff and Spokesperson for both President and Mrs. Reagan as they promoted the mission of the Reagan Library.  Joanne was responsible for coordinating both the State Funeral for President Reagan in 2004, as well as the 2016 funeral service for former first lady Nancy Reagan. In addition to her H.R. responsibilities at the Foundation, she manages special projects to promote the legacy of President Ronald Reagan around the globe.  She has directed projects to have bronze statues erected in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Grosvenor Square in London and most recently, she coordinated the placement of a 7-foot bronze statue of President Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.