The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) has hired a new director, Peter Comiskey, to lead collaborative activities for 27 art, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park.
The Australia-born Comiskey has more than a decade of experience leading collaborative cultural projects in the U.S., mostly in Southern California. He has led the Downtown Anaheim Association; the operations for Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana; and the MUZEO Foundation in Anaheim. He holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Comiskey started in his role on Monday, February 4. He succeeds Paige Simpson, BPCP’s interim director who announced last year that she was going to move to the East Coast with her family.
His arrival comes at a landmark moment in Balboa Park’s history, with planning for the year-long EDGE2015 celebration underway.
For the next few months, Comiskey will commute from Orange County as his wife and four-year-old daughter prepare to move to San Diego. Amid a packed schedule of meetings, receptions, and house hunting, he took a few minutes to discuss his initial ideas and priorities for the Park.
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