This week, Ira spoke with Jonathan Ullman, President & CEO of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Downtown Las Vegas. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Ullman talks about the origins of the museum and why Las Vegas is the perfect spot for highlighting the war between the mob and law enforcement; how the museum is set up to offer both ongoing exhibits and a host of interactive features, as well as lectures and panel discussions; the development of its online presence (important during the duration of the Coronavirus); fascinating and unforgettable guests, including mobsters and uncover agents; and the global impact of the museum on Las Vegas.
Ullman has spent more than 20 years in a variety of management and leadership roles within the nonprofit industry. His museum career began at Liberty Science Center, New Jersey’s most visited museum, where he was intimately involved in the strategic planning and operationalizing of the facility following a $109 million capital expansion. Over the years, Ullman served in numerous capacities with responsibilities including intensive staff management, program oversight, and external relations.
Immediately prior to joining The Mob Museum, he was the president and COO at the National Soccer Hall of Fame, where he led the dramatic transformation of the organization’s operating model.