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Men's Club Brunch

Sunday, May 5, 2019 30 Nisan 5779

9:45 AM - 11:30 AMTAS Social Hall

 Mother's Day Celebration

Presenter: Adam Smith

CEO Comic-Con Museum

Born and raised in the UK, Adam Smith obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from the University of Leeds, England and a Master's degree in Museum Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland..

He worked in World War I, farming, golf and coal mining museums, before being appointed in 1995 to lead the National Museum of Flight, located on a historic World War II airfield near Edinburgh. During his tenure, the Museum saw a five-fold increase in attendance and the museum was the recipient of the country’s highest accolade for excellence in tourism. In 1998 Adam was invited to Buckingham Palace to be honored as a “Young Achiever” by the Queen of England. In 1999-2001 he curated the first international touring exhibit on the history and culture of video games, and served as a Board member of the Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board.

Adam came to the United States in 2001 to run the EAA AirVenture Museum, a world-class facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that houses over two hundred historic aircraft. He was also responsible for programming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s largest air show, with over 700,000 annual attendees.

More recently Adam was Executive Vice President with the Commemorative Air Force, the world’s largest flying Museum, operating 170 vintage military planes. He spearheaded the design of a world-class museum in Dallas and led the campaign to save and restore the lead aircraft in the D-Day invasion.

In October 2017 Adam moved to San Diego, to lead the Comic-Con Museum, planned to be an exciting new year-round visitor attraction located in Balboa Park. Smith is an instrument-rated pilot, collector of pinball machines, and an avid fan of his soccer team, Burnley. 

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