Rich Cherry is the deputy director of The Broad Art Foundation. He oversees operational management of the foundation and supports the planning and construction of The Broad. Additionally, he is leading all aspects of planning, staffing and running the museum, focusing on operations, marketing, technology, finances, security, collections, and visitor services. He is also co-chair for “Museums and the Web,” the largest international conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of museums in a digital world. With more than 600 attendees from 40 countries, the conference reviews and analyzes the issues and impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Previously, Cherry was the founding director of the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), a consortium of 27 cultural organizations whose mission is to facilitate and execute the use of online technology in the museums, cultural arts, and science institutions in Balboa Park, San Diego.. . Prior to BPOC, he was the Director of Operations at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, where he oversaw Information Technology, Operations, Admissions, Facilities, Security, capital projects and more than $70 million in ongoing construction. His has also held concurrent positions as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Facilities and Head of Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and before that was the CIO of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. He has also taught New Media theory, web design and animation in the Media Studies department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before his museum career, Rich practiced technology in the fields of banking, manufacturing, and worked as a field service engineer. He also worked as a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico and served 6 years as a United States Marine.