The Philadelphia Museum of Art Welcomes Two New Members to its Senior Leadership Team
Paul Dien, Chief Marketing Officer and Kimberly Watson, Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer
August 31, 2023 - Sasha Suda, the George D. Widener Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, today announced two appointments to the senior leadership team: Paul Dien, Chief Marketing Officer and Kimberly Watson, Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer.
A Pennsylvania native, Paul is returning to the city from Los Angeles where most recently he was VP, Advancement and Partnerships at the GRAMMY Museum. With experience in creative branding, strategy, and social impact, Paul’s previous roles included Head of Strategic Partnerships for Good and Upworthy, a leading social impact company, and Sew, a full-service creative agency where clients included Comcast and Univision, along with an international role in Shanghai where he led a creative digital agency. Paul is a dedicated supporter of LGBTQ+ youth rights, currently serving as the president and board chair of It Gets Better.
A senior fundraising executive with a passion for the arts, Kim joins the PMA from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where she was VP, Development. In this role, Kim successfully led her team to raise funds through contributed revenue to support the operating budget, special projects, and acquisitions. These efforts enabled LACMA to present diverse exhibitions and public programs as well as provide free admission for students and families. Prior to joining LACMA, Kim was the Senior Director of Development for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where she led the team to achieve a $50M campaign to support Ailey’s building expansion and new programmatic initiatives.
“I am so pleased to welcome Paul and Kim.” said Sasha Suda, the George D. Widener Director and CEO. “I was impressed and inspired by Paul’s passion for creating partnerships and his innovative approach to marketing. Kim brings a richness of experience in building and leading development teams and an unwavering commitment to the arts. With these hires, we have filled two important roles, creating a strong, motivated, and diverse leadership team that reflects the future of the institution. This is truly an exciting time for the PMA.”
Paul’s first day will be September 5 and Kim joins on October 2, 2023.
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