Brian Kenyon joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in May 1999 as Vice President of Finance and Administration and was promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2009. In this role he continues to be directly responsible for the Museum’s finance, human resources, facilities, operations, technical services, licensing, merchandising and legal functions of the Museum reporting directly to the President and CEO. In addition, he has oversight authority over other functional areas that report to the President and CEO – enabling the President and CEO to devote more time to fundraising, development and cultivation of key relationships.
Kenyon was born in Ohio and raised in Cuyahoga Falls and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron in 1986. Kenyon began his career in 1986 as an auditor in the Cleveland office of Coopers & Lybrand. In 1990, he joined NACCO Industries, Inc., a manufacturing and mining company, as a Staff Accountant and advanced to the position of Manager of Shareholder Relations and External Reporting. In 1996, he left NACCO to join Signature Brands, who sold products under the Mr. Coffee, Healthometer and Pelouze brand names, as Director of Financial Analysis. Kenyon served in this role until Signature Brands was acquired by Sunbeam in the spring of 1998. Kenyon left Signature Brands to join International Total Services, Inc., a newly public company in the aviation staffing industry and served as its Vice President of Finance until joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Brian is active both in his profession and the community. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Audit Committee of Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Boards of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, where he previously served as its Finance Committee Chair, and the Advisory Board to the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy at the University of Akron, which he previously chaired. He is a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2006 and was named CFO of the Year in 2010 by Crain’s Cleveland Business. He currently lives in Copley, Ohio with his wife and three children.