Dr. Charles (Hank) Hine joined The Dali Museum as Executive Director in 2002. The Museum has grown to attract as many as 400,000 visitors annually and is an international cultural destination. Dr. Hine was instrumental in implementing the creation of the new building which opened on January 11, 2011 and has been named “one of the top ten buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL. Dr. Hine earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Brown University. He has extensive experience with contemporary artists and writers and the intersection of media in the current cultural milieu. Dr. Hine was founder and director of Limestone Press and Hine Editions, a San Francisco publishing house specializing in artist books and the production of museum catalogs. He served for seven years as Director of the research and publishing institute GraphicStudio at the University of South Florida in Tampa before joining The Dali. A writer and educator, Dr. Hine’s publications include text and image relationships, contemporary art, and the opportunities of new media. Hine is the founder and Co-Director of Innovation Labs, where he works to share the strategies of creative thinking to expand human capabilities in diverse pursuits.
Dr. Kimberly Macuare, Administrator + Education Manager of the Innovation Labs at The Dali, is an experienced educator, curriculum designer and writer. In her role as the lead program designer and facilitator for the Innovation Labs, she leads individuals and organizations to build their innovation capacities by developing creativity-focused mindsets and learning creative problem solving skills. Before joining The Dali, she managed the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation at the University of South Florida and served as associate editor for Technology and Innovation. Deeply engaged in innovation culture, she has taught courses on creativity and innovation, designed innovative educational programming, and interviewed and written about some of the greatest innovators and innovations of the modern era. She holds a BA in English from the University of Cincinnati, and an MA in English from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in English with a specialization in medieval literature and economics from The Ohio State University.
Nathan Schwagler is the founding Co-Director of The Dali’s Innovation Labs, where he is the executive facilitator. In addition to expert-level facilitation skills across a portfolio of Creative Problem Solving methodologies, Schwagler is also a certified practitioner of the creative problem solving preference measure, FourSight. Before joining the Museum, he served as the nation’s first “Creative-In-Residence” for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, offering courses on Creativity & Innovation and New Venture Creation. Schwagler has collaborated with dozens of organizations to facilitate the mapping, development, and deployment of their innovation capabilities to drive business outcomes. He holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo State, and dual Master of Science degrees in Creative Problem Solving from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, and Applied Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.