Board Members & Senior Staff

Perot Museum Leadership

Inspiring minds through nature and science is our mission and our passion. To keep our goals and strategic plan in focus, we turn to the mission-critical leadership of our dedicated board members and senior staff. Together, we are engaging lifelong learners across North Texas and beyond.

Board of Directors FY2020-21

Chair: Mac McFarland

Vice Chair: Karen Katz

Secretary: Daniel Tobey

Treasurer: Lane Britain

Kelvin A. Baggett Posterity Capital Group
Nancy K. Best Community Volunteer
Sheila Davis Beuerlein Community Volunteer
Yasmin Bhatia Uplift Education
Sam A. Bloom Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media
William Lane Britain PetroCap, LLC
Nancy Carlson Carlson Capital
Marc Christensen Southern Methodist University, Lyle School of Engineering
Kelly H. Compton The Hoglund Foundation
David R. Corrigan Corrigan Investments, Inc.
Andrew Gould Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP
Joan Buchanan Hill, Ed.D. The Lamplighter School
Forrest Hoglund Hoglund Interests
Walt Humann OsteoMed
John Jaggers Sevin Rosen Funds
Maria-Cristina Jaramillo AHOrA (Amigas Hispanas Organizadas para Ayudar)
Karen Katz Former President and CEO, Neiman Marcus
Hagop Kozanian Texas Instruments
Mac McFarland GenOn Energy, Inc.
Pamela Okada, M.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center
Nancy Perot Petrus Management
Royce Ramey Tolleson Wealth Management
Eric Reeves GreenLight Credentials and High STEPS, LLC
Earl Simpkins Strategy&
Nicole Small LH Holdings, Inc./Lyda Hill Foundation
Gail Copus Spann Community Volunteer
Marlene Sughrue Dallas Art Fair
Sharon E. Tindell Former President & CMO of The Container Store
Daniel Tobey DLA Piper LLP (US)
Robert Vaughn Vaughn Capital Partners, LLC
Bill Wade Bain & Company, Inc.
Jacob Walter Hillwood Urban
Abby Williams United to Learn

Museum Leadership

Linda Abraham-Silver, CEO, Perot Museum

Linda Silver, Ed.D. | Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer

Linda Silver, Ed.D., joined the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in July 2017 as the Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, the Perot Museum has launched several successful new initiatives including the complete redesign of the museum’s Being Human Hall; innovative programs for guest engagement; the installation of a new Paleo Lab that provides visitors real-time views of the museum’s field research and discoveries; the announcement of two Centers of Excellence – in gems and minerals and paleoanthropology; and a partnership with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Prof. Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand that produced a world-first virtual reality tour of one of the most significant human ancestor fossil sites on Earth.

Prior to leading the Perot Museum, Linda worked for the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates where she served as associate director of the Technology Development Committee. While in this position, she oversaw the creation and growth of informal science education initiatives aimed at building a sustainable and diversified knowledge economy for integration into the global ecosystem. Prior to this position, she spent eight years as the president and CEO of Great Lakes Science Center – one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers. She led the center in its first-ever strategic planning process and achieved a financial turnaround, taking the institution from operating losses to a balanced budget and creating a 75% earned-revenue business model.

She holds degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles – Bachelor of Arts; Pepperdine University – Master of Business Administration; the University of Southern California — Doctorate of Education and Harvard Business School – Executive Education Program. Linda is a passionate and experienced museum leader with an unparalleled track record of delivering exceptional science education, civic and community engagement, and operational excellence.

Dave Humphries | Chief Operating Officer

Dave Humphries joined the Perot Museum in October 2014 as Chief Information Officer, and in the winter of 2016 took on the interim role of Vice President of Revenue Operations. Through this interim position, Dave took on the additional responsibility of overseeing the revenue generating sectors for the institution. Because of his success and strong leadership while serving in both roles, a new position was created — Chief Operating Officer — that he has assumed. In this new position, he oversees all business operations, leads the systems and technology strategy, and evaluates and enhances the digital experience for our guests. Before joining the Museum, Dave served as Managing Director, IT, at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation where he had responsibility for all information technology. Earlier in his career Dave spent 15 years at Fidelity Investments in multiple technology roles ranging from running support organizations to process design and implementation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife, Amy, reside in Flower Mound with their four children. 

Anne Woods | Chief Financial Officer

Anne Woods joined the Perot Museum as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. Prior to joining the Perot Museum, Anne served as Chief Financial Officer at the Crow Museum of Asian Art, where she led the museum’s strategic financial initiatives which culminated in the gift acquisition of the Crow Museum by the University of Texas at Dallas. In the previous 12 years, Anne consulted with museums across the United States spanning a diversity of disciplines from guest experience to operations to new openings. Early in her career, Anne served as General Manager of DisneyQuest in Chicago and attributes her passion for guest service to this early training with the Walt Disney Company. Of her past experiences, Anne is most proud of her precious years as a stay-at-home mom raising and home-educating three lovely daughters.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


The Museum’s annual financial statements and annual reports to the community are available for download as PDFs. The purpose of these reports is to provide transparency to the community about our accounting and financial practices, as well as our accomplishments each year.


Financial Statements

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Below are the most recent financial statements for the institution.



FY2017 Audit Report

FY2016 Audit Report

FY2015 Audit Report

FY2014 Audit Report

FY2013 Audit Report

FY2012 Audit Report

FY2011 Audit Report 

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