Chief Executive Officer Micah D. Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.
Micah Parzen is a husband (to Marguerite), a father (to Abner, 15, and Oscar, 10), 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 eight 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.
Board of Trustees
|Vice Chair||Ellen Waddell|
|Trustee Engagement Officer||Jarrod Russell|
|Rockette Richardson Ewell|
|Michael “Mick” Farrell|
|Abraham P. Ordover|
|Ex-Officio Member||Micah Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.|