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, 16, and Oscar, 12), 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. Over the past nine years, he and his team have gradually transformed SDMoM from a musty, dusty, and tired institution into a leading edge museum. In 2018, the Museum was awarded the University of San Diego’s prestigious “Kaledioscope Award for Good Governance” award. Outside of SDMoM, Micah serves as chair-elect of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. He also serves on the board of the Balboa Park Committee and Western Museums Association.


Board of Trustees


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