Ryan O’Desky Named Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance at MPM


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Ryan O’Desky Named Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance at MPM

Milwaukee—The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) has hired Ryan O’Desky as our Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance. The Senior Vice President of Operations and Finance oversees the Finance, Facility Operations, Government Relations, Information and Electronic Systems, Human Resources, Public Safety and Retail departments as well as Restaurants and Catering.

Prior to joining MPM, O’Desky was the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Elite Team, a Milwaukee start-up company that distributes luxury sports apparel. From 2010-15, Ryan was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Herzing University, where he led the effort to convert Herzing to a non-profit institution. For his work with Herzing University, he was named CFO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2015.


About the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is Wisconsin’s natural history museum, welcoming over half a million visitors annually. Located in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum was chartered in 1882, opened to the public in 1884, and currently houses more than 4 million objects in its collections. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium.

MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.