The San Bernardino County Museum Association (Museum Association) has selected Geoffrey Corbin as CEO following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on April 15, 2019.
An experienced nonprofit leader and administrator of change, Mr. Corbin has focused his career on the missions of social impact and cultural organizations as well as enhancing lives through the nonprofit sector. He most recently served as President and CEO of the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in North Carolina where he set the school on a new trajectory of community engagement and cutting-edge artistic vision. Concentrating on development, he created donor-centric communications to meet the needs of both a changing community and evolving creative scene. Since 2000, he has also provided consulting services as part of the Tomlinson-Graham Group (tg2), specializing in marketing and business development. While consulting with tg2, Mr. Corbin held leadership positions at Washington State Historical Society, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Kentucky Shakespeare, and Hi-Hope Service Center in Atlanta.
Mr. Corbin has held various management positions at arts and nonprofit service associations, including Americans for the Arts, International Association of Executive Directors, and Association of Fundraising Professionals, emphasizing his passion for leadership and community building. He currently serves on the board of The Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Corbin holds a bachelor of arts in public relations from Central Washington University and a master of arts in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University. He is a certified grant writer through The Grantsmanship Center in San Francisco and has undergone senior executive training through the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
In making the announcement, Museum Association Board President Abby Flores said, “This past year, the Museum has experienced tremendous growth, so the Museum Association is pleased that Geoff joins us at this exciting time full of opportunity. Geoff has expertise leading nonprofits through transitions, turnarounds, and breakthroughs, which we believe will be instrumental to the Museum Association’s evolution.”
“The San Bernardino County Museum is a special place with a deep connection to its regional community,” said Mr. Corbin. “It is on an impressive trajectory, so this is an exciting time to lead the Association in its support of the Museum’s growth.”
“Congratulations to Geoffrey Corbin on his placement as San Bernardino County Museum Association’s next CEO,” said ACG Senior Advisor Shawn D. Ingram. “We are confident that Mr. Corbin will bring the Museum Association into a new age of capacity building, financial sustainability, and resource development.”