Bruce P. Baganz

Bruce P. Baganz is an executive with not-for-profit, arts, and private industry boards with specialization in organizations in need of business and development experience, or entrepreneurial change. He is also President & CEO of Security Energy Company, concentrating on private oil and gas investments, both domestic and international.

An internationally known collector of antique rugs and textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia, Mr. Baganz serves as President of the Board of Trustees of The Textile Museum, the leading international center focused on the artistic merit and cultural significance of the world’s textiles.

He is also Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the George Washington University Museum, Chairman of the Near Eastern Art Research Center, established in 1962 to promote scholarship and stewardship in Islamic rugs and textiles, and is a member of the Board of Visitors, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina.

Mr. Baganz is the recipient of the 2015 George Hewitt Myers Award for lifetime achievement in the textile arts presented in recognition of his museum vision and for transformation The Textile Museum for a sustainable future. The Myers Award is recognized as the highest international accolade in the field of textile arts.

Mr. Baganz received his Ph.D. and his M.S. degrees in geology from the University of South Carolina, and is an honors graduate of the College of Wooster. He completed the summer Executive Program For Smaller Companies at Stanford Business School.