September 22, 2016
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has announced the appointment of Amy Miller Marvin as chief operating officer (COO). Marvin is the first to hold the position of COO at the Museum since 2011, and the first female COO in the Museum’s history. In this role, Marvin will lead the Museum’s ongoing business operations, with a focus on its revenue-generating programs.
Marvin’s appointment as COO marks her return to Bishop Museum. Starting as a program advancement officer in 2004, she quickly worked her way up to ultimately spearhead the Hawaiian Hall renovation campaign as vice president for institutional advancement in 2006. In 2009 she left Bishop Museum to serve as vice president for institutional advancement at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she raised more than $54 million and helped foster an innovative partnership between the Academy and Drexel University.
Marvin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts in environmental science and public policy before earning her master of arts in psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to rejoin the Bishop Museum,” said Marvin. “The Museum’s staff, collections, and programs are unparalleled. I am thrilled to work with the Museum team to advance our mission and share the Museum’s stories with our community and visitors.”
“We are excited to welcome back Amy to the Bishop Museum ‘ohana,” said Linda Lee Kuuleilani (Cissy) Farm, interim president and chief executive officer, Bishop Museum. “Her invaluable experience and passion for Hawai‘i’s rich culture and environment make her an exceptional addition to our team.”