H. Beecher Hicks III


H. Beecher Hicks III has served as the President and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) since 2013. During his tenure he completed the $60mm capital campaign, facilitated the museum design process, led construction, and is now operating the startup museum. Henry is a Morehouse man, earning his MBA at UNC Chapel Hill, husband to Crystal, and proud father to two grown sons. He is highly accomplished in bringing people together, whether making deals in investment banking, serving on corporate and nonprofit boards, launching the AmeriCorps Promise Fellows program as a White House Fellow under President Bill Clinton, or as a local business owner. In both his personal and professional life, Henry lives by the motto “Dream Big, Then Execute!” with his biggest and longest running dream, NMAAM, opening in January of 2021.