8/13/18: Henry Hicks, CEO, National Museum of African American Music

Henry Hicks is the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (www.nmaam.org), also known as NMAAM, which is currently under construction at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Broadway in downtown Nashville, with plans to open to the public in late 2019 or early 2020. From African tribal rhythms to hip-hop, the 56,000 sq. ft. experiential museum will highlight the many contributions African Americans have made to American music and culture.

Henry’s career has included stints as a White House Fellow, advisor to the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, working in the investment banking division of Bank of America and as a partner with Red Clay Capital Holdings, LLC (redclaycapital.com), a private equity firm with offices in Atlanta and Nashville.

Henry is a member of the boards of directors for Leadership Nashville, University School of Nashville and the Center for Non-Profit Management. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Morehouse College and an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina. He is married and he and his wife Crystal have two sons.