Michael Sticka serves as President/CEO of the GRAMMY Museum, having been appointed in June 2018 after serving as the Recording Academy’s Assistant Controller/Director of Accounting. In his role, he is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Directors to create and execute the Museum’s strategy of growth and sustainability as an independent nonprofit arts organization. Since taking helm of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, he has led a team that has accomplished double-digit year-over-year revenue growth in all key areas of its mission, including attendance, membership, retail, event sales, and public programs. Additionally, he oversees the Museum Foundation’s national programming, including its GRAMMY In The Schools, grants for music research and preservation and national affiliates.
In his first year, he successfully raised more than $5.5 million in partnership with the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy to launch a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Museum in downtown Los Angeles, building the only
gallery dedicated to Latin music in California. An advocate for accessibility, the GRAMMY Museum became the only museum named as a Certified Autism Center in California. Sticka successfully navigated the Museum through more than 12 months
of closure due to COVID. Within five days of closing the Museum, he led the team to create one of the first and most robust museum digital presences anywhere in the country by creating GRAMMY Museum at Home, a collection of virtual
exhibits, artist programs and educational content available free to educators and music lovers worldwide. Building upon its culture of innovation, the Museum launched COLLECTION:live, the official streaming service of the GRAMMY Museum
available on all major streaming platforms.
Prior to joining the Academy, Sticka spent close to a decade in management, consulting for nonprofit organizations and co-founded the Zoot Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio, which had a successful 10-year run of producing theatre for schools and arts organizations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dayton.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS
CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION FOR GRAMMY IN THE SCHOOLS
VICE PRESIDENT OF ARTIST RELATIONS, PUBLIC PROGRAMMING & CONTENT
CHIEF CURATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT OF CURATORIAL AFFAIRS, GRAMMY MUSEUM®
Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Vice Chair of the Board
*Serves on the Board of Director's Executive Committee