Chevy Humphrey, Hazel A. Hare president and CEO of the Arizona Science Center and incoming chair of the American Alliance of Museums, has been elected as a new trustee to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation.
“Chevy oversees a $12 million nonprofit with over 330 employees and volunteers, and over a half million visitors a year. And she leads an organization with whom the T.R. Library will need to partner as we move forward,” says Cathilea Robinett, chair of the Foundation. “She is a leader who is in the arena.”
Humphrey has led transformative change in museums and informal learning institutions for more than two decades. Before serving as president and CEO of the Arizona Science Center, she held leadership positions at The Phoenix Symphony, Houston Symphony, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. During her tenure at Arizona Science Center, she has earned widespread recognition for her efforts to engage and inspire individuals of all ages, earning distinctions as the first-ever recipient of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Chair’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and one of AZ Business’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. She prides herself on her ongoing efforts to mentor young women to realize their potential.
“For over 20 years, I have made it my mission to create immersive, enriching visitor experiences in values-based organizations that impart important lessons about our local communities, nation and the world,” Humphrey says. “I’m excited to take on the important work of creating a living library where visitors from around the world can learn from, and not just about, the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt.”
Humphrey is in the process of pursuing her Doctor of Business Administration at Grand Canyon University and serves on the boards of several local, statewide and national institutions that include Grand Canyon Education, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, College Success Arizona, Downtown Phoenix Partnership and the American Alliance of Museums.