Comic-Con International has hired Adam Smith as the Executive Director of its planned meeting/exhibit space at San Diego's Balboa Park, the Center for Popular Culture. Smith joins CCI following four years as Executive VP of Commemorative Air Force in Dallas, Texas, where he spear-headd the design, fundraising, and construction of an aviation museum, which he will now do for CCI's Center for Popular Culture.
"I am excited that my lifelong passion for pop culture, science fiction, and comics combined with my experience in museum management will blend effortlessly in our efforts to get this new facility off the ground," said Smith.
Smith previously served as the museum director of Experimental Aircraft Association and the curator for the Museum of Flight in Scotland.
The level of talent interested in this position made the choice a daunting one," said CCI's Chief Communications & Strategy Officer David Glanzer. "However, in Adam we feel we have found the perfect balance of fan enthusiasm and necessary expertise to bring this new endeavor to life."