Renée DiPilato started her career in her hometown at the Virginia Beach Public Library. After obtaining her MLS from Catholic University, she worked as a reference librarian at the Norfolk Public Library. Since 2005, she has held several positions with the Alexandria Library, including Branch Manager, Central Library Manager, and currently Deputy Director. In addition to her MLS, Renée holds an MPA from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Managerial Leadership from Simmons College. She is an active member of professional organizations and has served on several ALA and PLA committees, including the Membership and Leadership Development Committees. She was selected for ALA’s Emerging Leaders program in 2008 and completed the PLA Leadership Academy in 2013. Renée currently serves on the Editorial Board for Virginia Libraries.