Sandra D. Coffman
Sandra D. Coffman
Deputy CEO for Visitor Services
United States Capitol Visitor Center
Sandra D. Coffman comes to the Capitol Visitor Center from the U.S. Capitol Police where she achieved the rank of Deputy Chief with jurisdiction over the Protective Services Bureau which included the Dignitary Protection Division, the Investigations Division and the Office of Intelligence Analysis.
Ms. Coffman has extensive experience at the U.S. Capitol. When the Capitol Visitor Center opened in December 2008, Ms. Coffman held the rank of Inspector with the U.S. Capitol Police and was that agency’s point person for the Capitol Visitor Center. On behalf of the Capitol Police, Ms. Coffman was responsible for working to negotiate a balance between the security goals of the Capitol Police and the Visitor Center’s goal of providing a welcoming and informative atmosphere for thousands of daily visitors. Ms. Coffman’s hands-on experience working on other highly visible and heavily attended events includes the 56th Presidential Inauguration, the Lying in State of President Ronald Reagan, and numerous Presidential and foreign dignitaries’ visits to the U.S. Capitol.
In her role as the Deputy CEO for Visitor Services, Ms. Coffman will provide leadership throughout the various divisions of the Capitol Visitor Center including Visitor Services, Exhibits and Education, Restaurant and Special Events, Gift Shops, Volunteers, Information Technology and Financial Administration.
Ms. Coffman is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and attended the Senior Management Institute for Police at the John F. Kennedy School of Education. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Management at Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Coffman is co-founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Our Community Salutes (OCSNOVA) and a member of the Burke Historical Society. She and her family live in Burke, Virginia.