West Side native Phillip Jimenez has been appointed to the newly created post of vice president and chief operating officer of the National Museum of Mexican Art.
Jiménez, who begins Friday, will work with president Carlos Tortolero and the museum's board of directors on the institution's strategic growth and its mission. He also will oversee the Pilsen-based museum's fiscal operations, marketing, human resources, technology and strategic planning.
Previously president and CEO of San Miguel School Chicago, he will continue to serve on the school's board of directors. "As one whose career and personal interests revolve around community, I am honored to serve NMMA and the City of Chicago in this role," Jiménez said in a statement. "When I was growing up on Chicago's West Side, a sense of community was lacking. That experience gave me the desire to not only help Latinos discover and embrace the educational, cultural and spiritual touch points that help define identity, but also to share that heritage with the larger community."
National Museum of Mexican Art appoints its first-ever COO
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