Jay Finney, Chief Marketing Officer
Finney joined PEM in early 2002 and led the highly successful rebranding and public launch of the nation's oldest museum after a $194 million expansion of its facilities. The project included the reinstallation of the entire permanent collection and the addition of one of the largest suites of special exhibition space on the East Coast. Finney has established one of the nation's most advanced and innovative marketing communications programs. During his tenure at PEM, attendance at the museum has more than tripled since reopening in 2003.
At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Finney was the director of marketing and communications. Prior to his work there, Finney served as the first director of marketing at the Exploratorium, a museum of science and art, in San Francisco. Before that he was a senior associate at Museum Management Consultants Inc, where he provided marketing and strategic planning consultation to museums nationwide. He has served on several national and regional museum marketing panels and seminars.
Finney also has senior-level experience in advertising and corporate marketing at a number of major technology and advertising companies. He has been a film and television producer, for which he has won several awards.
He has degrees in archaeology and art history from the University of Pennsylvania.