ABOUT US

While the Bridge Museum, based in San Jose, California, has assembled a strong and diverse team with a range of skills, we plan to work closely with the local communities in which we hope to operate the museum. Our aim is to ensure that the museum is accessible and addresses community needs, particularly those of our target audience of 6-18 year olds.

OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL

Leading experts in the field of bridge building see the power of the Bridge Museum's ethos and are a part of our Advisory Council, providing their sector expertise and advice.

Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

DR. TEIAHSHA BANKHEAD

Nansen Centre for Peace and Dialogue (Norway), five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee

DR. STEINAR BRYN

Architect, Bay Bridge's New East Span in addition to an extensive US portfolio

DONALD MacDONALD

Former Secretary of Transportation and WWII Japanese American internee

NORMAN MINETA

Writer, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, social justice activist

LUIS RODRIGUEZ

San Francisco-based bridge engineering firm

T.Y. LIN INTERNATIONAL
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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RICHARD DION
Bridge Museum’s Executive Director
 

Richard Dion, the Bridge Museum’s developer, and Executive Director has spent over twenty years working in business development, culture, governance, and human rights, including at the United Nations Development Program and Royal Dutch/ Shell plc, predominantly in Europe and Central Asia. From 2006-14, Mr. Dion advised the Savitsky Collection in Nukus, Uzbekistan on strategy development, capacity building and international outreach. Originally from Los Angeles and a UCLA graduate, he holds Master’s Degrees in Russian/Central Asian studies (London) and Urban Management and Governance (Rotterdam). Mr. Dion conceived the Bridge Museum idea while living in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, where so many of the city’s and country’s bridges were destroyed and the social fabric was torn apart.

Independent Creative Director, Oakland, CA

JENNIFER ANDERSON
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Former Pachamama Alliance and The Hunger Project

CHERYL BUCK
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Planning, Design and Construction,

University of New Mexico

MARIA DION
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Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, Sony

JAMEY GOTTLIEB 
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CEO, Fileboard

KHURAM HUSSAIN
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Global Director, Arup Insight

CHRIS LUEBKEMAN
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Vice President, Gannett Fleming

DERYA THOMPSON

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