board of directors

Mike Yankovich - Chair

President and CEO, Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Mr. Yankovich was unanimously chosen in May 2010 as the Museum’s newest president. With nearly 20 years in the museum field, including time with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, he is a natural fit for this cornerstone position. Mike joined the Children’s Museum of Denver in 2003 and has served in a number of capacities including Director of Education, Vice President of Guest Experience, Chief Operating Officer and, now, President and CEO. In each position he has been a significant catalyst for growth and innovation. His focus on developing high-quality, interactive exhibits and educational programs has helped position the Children’s Museum of Denver as the community’s leading informal learning institution for young children. In May 2011, Mike was selected as one of five Livingston Fellows, a prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Foundation effort to develop the skills of promising nonprofit leaders. In addition, Mike serves as a vice president on board of the Association of Children’s Museums.Mike Yankovich became president and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Denver in 2010 after advancing through the ranks as Director of Education, Vice President of Guest Experience, and Chief Operating Officer. His previous museum experience includes stints with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Port Discovery in Baltimore. In 2011 the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation awarded Yankovich the prestigious Livingston Fellowship. He received a Bachelor of Education degree from Kent State University.