David B. Walker
David B. Walker joined the Nevada Museum of Art as CEO in 2007. He launched the Museum’s internationally recognized Center for Art + Environment, significantly increased the operating budget, endowment, and permanent collections, expanded the current Museum facility that includes the Nightingale Sky Room, and led the effort to produce Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains in Las Vegas. Previously, he served 11 years as the Dean of Public Programs at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, where he created the School of Public Programs and provided the leadership for a new 100,000 square-foot South Campus. He also served as director and founding partner of the Walker and Walker Gallery in Santa Monica, CA and worked as an associate with McBain, Rose Partners, an investment banking firm in Los Angeles. Walker was publisher of Element magazine, a widely distributed arts quarterly, and in the 1980s and 90s and formed two original bands that signed with Warner Brothers Music and Chrysalis Music. He received a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University and did his graduate work at the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. He currently serves on the board of directors for Burning Man.