Jewish Museum of Maryland Announces Selection of
New Executive Director


The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, announced today that after an extensive national search, it has selected Bryan Solomon Davis (Sol) as the organization’s new Executive Director. 

Davis, who currently is the Executive Director of the Jewish History Musuem and Holocaust History Center in Tucson, Arizona, will replace Marvin Pinkert who is retiring at the end of the year. 

“We are very excited about Sol bringing his leadership, creativity and relationship building skills to the JMM as we strive to grow the organization and engage greater audiences,” says Nancy Kutler, President of the Board of the JMM. “We know he will build upon the accomplishments of Marvin Pinkert who, during his tenure, raised the national profile of the museum and increased its presence in the Baltimore community.” 

Davis was selected after a 10-month search, led by the Museum’s Board of Directors, that brought in dozens of applicants from around the country. According to Kutler, Davis’ emphasis on viewing the museum as a living, breathing place for social change, drew the search committee to him. 

“I believe that situating the museum as a platform and catalyst for activating Jewish values into public spaces is critical to move the museum field beyond conventional practices,” says Davis. “I’m honored to be selected for this position and excited by the possibilities as a way to bring people together.” 

Davis has served as Executive Director of the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center in Tucson since 2015. Prior to that he was the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, as well as the Director of Holocaust Education & Youth Education Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Souther Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and has been a lecturer at the University of Arizona since 2011. 

 He currently is in the process of relocating to Baltimore with his family and will begin his new position January 1. 

The JMM, an agency of The Associated, is America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. It includes the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845 and now the nation’s third oldest surviving synagogue. The Museum campus includes three exhibition galleries featuring diverse exhibitions that explore the Jewish American experience. 


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