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, 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

Chair Mark Dillon
Vice Chair Ellen Waddell
Secretary Rockette Ewell
Treasurer Cyndi Fuller
Marnie Cheney
Kurt Chilcott
Sarah Dawe
Mariano Diaz
Alexis Dixon
Sarah Goltz
Dana Harrel
Nora Jaffe
Basil Katz
Ernie Ligon
Christopher Loughridge
Bill Mayer
Ileana Ovalle
Patti Perez
Jarrod Russell
Ricky Shabazz
Rockwell Shah
Philip White
Ex-Officio Member Micah Parzen, Ph.D., J.D.