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Administration

Executive Staff:

  • Joel Bartsch – President
    • Beatriz Elizondo – Assistant to the President
  • Lisa Rebori – Senior Vice President of Collections & Exhibits
  • Latha Thomas – Senior Vice President of Marketing & Retail Operations
  • Melodie Wade – Senior Vice President of Digital Media & Public Relations
  • Erin Blatzer – Senior Vice President of Budget & Business Analytics
  • Angel DeLeon – Senior Vice President of Guest Services, HR & Building Operations
  • Jill Lee – Chief Financial Officer
  • Kimball Tyson – Chief Development Officer
  • Dr. Carolyn Sumners – Vice President of Astronomy & Physics
  • Nicole Temple – Vice President of Education
  • Oscar Ruiz – Vice President of Museum Facilities

Curatorial Staff:

  • Dr. Bob Bakker – Curator of Paleontology
  • Joel Bartsch – Curator of Gems and Minerals
  • Dr. Dan Brooks – Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Adam Mekler – Associate Curator of Amazonia
  • Lauren Davidson – Cockrell Butterfly Center Manager
  • Dr. Jerome Offner – Associate Curator, Northern Mesoamerica
  • Tina Petway – Associate Curator of Malacology
  • Dr. Carolyn Sumners – Curator of Astronomy & Physics
  • David Temple – Associate Curator of Paleontology
  • Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout – Curator of Anthropology

Departments:

  • Lectures & Travel
    • Ruth Canas – Adult Education Program Manager
  • Astronomy
    • Dr. Carolyn Sumners – Vice President of Astronomy & Physics
  • Building
    • Angel DeLeon – Senior Vice President of HR & Building Operations
    • Laura Schneider – Director of Membership
    • Brad Levy – Director of Visitor Services
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center
    • Lauren Davidson – Cockrell Butterfly Center Manager
  • Collections
    • Lisa Rebori – Senior Vice President of Collections & Exhibits
  • Development
    • Kimball Tyson – Chief Development Officer
  • Exhibits
    • Rodney Gentry – Director of Exhibit Design
    • Ivan Perez – Director of Creative Services
    • Victor Ticas – Director of Exhibit Production & Maintenance
  • George Observatory
    • Kavita Self – Director HMNS at Sugar Land and the George Observatory
  • Marketing
    • Latha Thomas – Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Retail Operations
    • Melodie Wade – Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Public Relations & Film Programming
  • Museum Store
    • Latha Thomas – Senior Vice President of Marketing & Retail Operations
  • HMNS at Sugar Land
    • Kavita Self – Director HMNS at Sugar Land and the George Observatory
  • Volunteer Services
    • Elissa Forand – Director of Volunteers
  • Wortham Giant Screen Theatre
    • Melodie Wade – Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Public Relations & Film Programming
  • Youth Education
    • Nicole Temple – Vice President of Education
  • Youth Education Sales
    • Amanda Norris – Director of Youth Education Sales

For general museum contact information or questions send email to webeditor@hmns.org

 

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