Paul Esselman

Chief Operating Officer


Paul Esselman joined the Speed Art Museum in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer.

Paul grew up in Louisville and isĀ a graduate of Bellarmine University and a CPA who has spent most of his career at Humana. For the last 20 years, he helped build three internal startups at Humana, most recently a Wellness division that serves 5 million members. He has a successful track record in building strong operating plans and strong teams.

Paul and his wife have raised four children and he has served as the longtimeĀ president of both the operating and fundraising boards of Down Syndrome of Louisville.