Museum of Man Leadership

Chief Executive Officer Micah D. Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.

Micah Parzen is a husband (to Marguerite), a father (to Abner, 13, and Oscar, 9), an anthropologist (Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University; BA UC Berkeley), and an attorney (JD UC Davis). He joined the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) as its CEO in August 2010. Having never worked a day in a museum, the learning curve was steep and humbling. So, Micah did what any reasonable person would do: He built an extraordinary team of outside-the-box thinkers, skilled strategists, and talented museum professionals willing to roll-up-their-sleeves, day-in-day-out. Over the past six and-a-half years, that team has gradually transformed SDMoM from a musty, dusty, and tired institution in significant distress into a leading edge museum that is thriving inside and out. Outside of SDMoM, Micah serves on the boards of the Western Museums Association, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, and the Waldorf School of San Diego.

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Board of Trustees

Chair George Ramirez
Vice Chair Mark Dillon
Secretary Rebecca Dickinson Welch
Treasurer Don Howells
Trustee Engagement Officer Jarrod Russell
Johanna Aylsworth
Marnie Cheney
Sarah Dawe
Rockette Richardson Ewell
Michael “Mick” Farrell
Cyndi Fuller
Dana Harrel
Jason Hartley
Don Howells
Mark Kassab
Basil Katz
Ernie Ligon
Clint Linton
Christopher Loughridge
Enrico A. Marcelli
Bill Mayer
Lou Murillo
Abraham P. Ordover
Patti Perez
Richard M. Peters
Sid Voorakkara
Ellen Waddell
Philip White
Dean R. Wilson
Ex-Officio Member Micah Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.