Chiluba Musonda, Deputy Director of Operations & Organization Development
Chiluba has more than 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors as well as the museum field. He moved to Kansas City in 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Chiluba became the Director of Operations of the Kansas City Museum in 2019.
Prior to the Kansas City Museum, Chiluba served as the Executive Director of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum, a historic site that celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans in the Kansas City area and honors the legacy of civil rights and political icon, Bruce Riley Watkins. Chiluba also spent the early part of his professional career working at the University of Missouri Kansas City in Student Auxiliary Services and served on the Evaluations team at the Health Forward Foundation.
In 2015, Chiluba published his memoir, Home Away From Home, the Story of an International Students Journey from Africa to America, a book that chronicles his journey from his native home in Zambia to the United States of America. Publishing a book has allowed him to take on a multitude of speaking engagements that focus on topics that include the complexities associated with being an immigrant in the 21st Century, Culture & Travel Shock, and the impact of Foreign Aid in the developing world.
Chiluba is a proud dad of two girls, both of whom were born in Liberty, Missouri and are being raised there by him and his wife, Leslie. Chiluba is an avid sports fan with a keen interest in the Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, the Royals, and KC Current, but his one true passion is following his boyhood soccer team, Manchester United.
Areas of specialty for museums: Building Management & Operations, Human Capital Management, Organizational Development & Business Planning, Construction Management, Earned Revenue Development, and Program Evaluation.