February 21, 2013
Nicole Ginsburg Small, CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, will speak at Paul Quinn College for the “Tuesdays in February” speaker series on Tuesday, February 26. Small will speak at 7 p.m. in the John Hurst Adams Building in room 223.
In a poignant nomination letter for the 2012 Dallas Morning News “Texan of the Year”, Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College wrote, “My nominee’s path to that title really took root in 2002, when she embraced a project that few doubted was needed, but even fewer believed was possible. For the last 10 years, she led her staff and board of directors on a journey that involved raising $185 million, securing real estate that was thought to be untouchable, cajoling premier architects and developers into performing miracles, and making us all believe that not only did Dallas deserve a world-class science museum, but that it was achievable.
“Eleven years after her mother died of colon cancer, my Texan of the Year began her own fight against breast cancer. For the last year, she alternated between being the visionary whose genius brought this city a signature science museum and a cancer patient determined to outlast her nemesis.”
Small currently serves as the Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, where she directs all aspects of day-to-day operations, and oversaw the completion of the new facility in Victory Park. Small joined the Museum's expansion team in 2001 and has been CEO since April of 2002. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, her background includes time with McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs, and multiple technology and venture capital firms. Small is a member of the Dallas Assembly, Young Presidents’ Organization, International Women’s Forum, and The Hockaday School Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Justin, live in Dallas and have two daughters.
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