Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Holocaust Museum Houston which is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. She is responsible for all museum operations and reports to a 32 member Board of Trustees and a 75 member Board of Advisors.
Her past work experience includes key fundraising positions with the Houston Community College Foundation, Houston Zoo, Inc.; University of Houston System; Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut; Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California; and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Houston in Administration and Supervision where her dissertation focused on a study of donors who have made online contributions to universities. In addition, she has earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Diego State University.
Dr. Zúñiga is a Lecturer for Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management program and serves on the faculty for Art of Fundraising I & II at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. A frequent presenter at fundraising conferences, Dr. Zúñiga is an emeritus trustee-at-large on the (CASE) Council for Advancement and Support of Education Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Women’s Partnership, Houston Museum District Association, and was named in 2013 by Houston Woman Magazine, “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2012.” She is an American Leadership Forum Fellow, Class of XXXIV and in 2016 was awarded by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter the M. Anne Murphy Award for Professional Advancement.