Hassan Najjar joined Foothills Art Center as the Executive Director in March 2016 where he strives to create an environment where the arts are appreciated, valued, and utilized to help individuals think critically and creatively about the world around them. As a museum professional with 14 years of experience, he’s leveraged mission-focused thinking and community input to create memorable museum experiences for learners of all ages. He thoroughly enjoys working in a field that is chocked full of creative and passionate people who solve problems in unique ways through the arts. Hassan is a member of Golden Rotary, serves on the editorial board of Curator: The Museum Journal, and is a member of the board of directors at the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. He is currently trying to master child-rearing with his wife Alysia and their new-ish twins as they explore all of the art, culture, and outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer.