Dennis-Michael Broussard

Dennis-Michael Broussard
Founder and Executive Event Producer, Silk Road Productions

About Dennis-Michael Broussard 

Event Producer, Consultant, Professional Emcee, Entrepreneur, Adventurer, and Humanitarian. Originally hailing from New Orleans, Dennis-Michael Broussard relocated to San Diego to pursue his higher education aspirations. During his tenure in graduate school, he created Silk Road Productions as a side project, creating art shows and fund raisers for causes he believed in and wanted to support.

Silk Road Productions

He has since evolved Silk Road from a side project to a sought-after, full-service, event production firm; one through which he has created a multitude of acclaimed special events and has been hired to produce successful fund raisers for numerous nonprofit organizations. With Silk Road Productions, Dennis-Michael has been able to create exciting events and meaningful experiences that entertain and inspire people from all over the world. Some of his notable clients include the San Diego Padres, SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego County Fair, the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, East West Players of Los Angeles, the Nebraska Chinese Association, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Among the many events Dennis-Michael has created include the Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego, which was the largest celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Diego County;  the San Diego Ramen Festival, an incredibly popular event celebrating Japanese culture and ramen; the AMP Music Festival, a music festival celebrating diversity in music; the award-winning Asian and Pacific Islander Festival at the San Diego County Fair; and many other large community events.  He is also a co-creator and was executive producer of the Telly Award winning, hit television show, Asian Voices, a magazine style show that shares the untold stories of the Asian American community in Southern California.

Volunteerism and Community Work

Dennis-Michael also volunteers tirelessly and serves on many nonprofit boards and committees, such as the KPBS Producers Club Committee; the USS Midway Museum’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee; the Philippine Honorary Consulate of San Diego Board of Advisors; the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Cultural and Diversity Committee; the United Nations Association of San Diego Board of Directors; the San Diego International Sister Cities Association Board of Directors; the San Diego World Affairs Council Board of Directors; as Vice Chair of the Asian Culture & Media Alliance Board of Directors; the Corporate Relations Officer for the Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni San Diego Chapter; a board member on the San Diego International Affairs Board, as appointed by Mayor Todd Gloria; the incoming Second Vice President for the House of Pacific Relations; and the current President for the House of France in Balboa Park.

He has been heavily involved with the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), as a past President of the San Diego Chapter, past Chair of the San Diego Chapter Board of Directors, past co-chair of the Southern California Chapter, and past Secretary of the Southern California Chapter. Dennis-Michael has worked closely with the national administration for NAAAP on their national events, having lead their National Leadership Conference in 2020, and was the marketing team lead for the National Leadership Conference in 2021.

Additionally, through Dennis-Michael’s work with the Asian Pacific American Coalition (San Diego), Asian Culture and Media Alliance (San Diego), the National Asian American Coalition (San Francisco), and most recently, Asians for Justice (New Orleans), he has been a voice and an advocate for Asian American representation, civil rights, and equality.


An advocate of higher education, he earned his B.S. in Marketing from the University of New Orleans, receiving top honors as the Outstanding Marketing Student in his graduating class. Dennis-Michael then earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, emphasizing in Marketing and Supply Chain Management; as well as a Master of International Affairs from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a regional focus on Japan and China.

He studied abroad for two undergraduate summer semesters in Austria; attended graduate school classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Barcelona, Spain; and had an international marketing internship in Cape Town, South Africa. Dennis-Michael recently earned an Associate’s Degree in Japanese and an Associate’s Degree in French from San Diego Mesa College.

Humanitarian Work

Dennis-Michael is also known for his humanitarian efforts around the globe. In his first international volunteer trip, he spent time at an orphanage in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand, helping to build a classroom. He then volunteered at an educational center in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, teaching English. This international volunteerism led to his founding of The Humanitarian Project, an initiative whose mission is to “help humanity” by planning and executing humanitarian projects for impoverished people around the world.

Dennis-Michael’s first project through The Humanitarian Project was to distribute water filters where there is limited to no access to clean drinking water in slums and villages in Senegal, in Western Africa. In 2016, the next mission was to distribute teaching supplies and school equipment to a low-income school district in the eastern part of Nepal.

In 2017, he returned to Africa, this time to Kenya and Tanzania, to once again distribute water filters to slums, schools, orphanages, and churches, and help people get access to clean drinking water. Dennis-Michael also raised money to distribute water filters in 2019 for a village in the Philippines that had tested positively for infected water sources. Right before the pandemic, in the spring of 2020, Dennis-Michael brought water filters to school, churches, orphanages, and a city council office in northern Uganda, where clean, safe water is needed by all.


Dennis-Michael Broussard Awards

Dennis-Michael has received numerous awards, commendations, and recognition for his community and humanitarian work, as listed below.

  • ACMA Excellence in Community Outreach Award
  • City of San Diego Lunar New Year Proclamation to Silk Road Productions
  • King-Chavez Community Impact Award
  • State Senate California Heroes Month Award
  • American Red Cross Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award
  • KPBS and Union Bank Local Heroes Award
  • San Diego Metro Magazine 40 Under 40 Award
  • City of San Diego Special Commendation for Heroic Conduct
  • Kalusugan & Kalakasan Community Service Award
  • California State Senate Commendation for Outstanding Community Service
  • US Congressional Recognition Award for Community Service
  • San Diego County Recognition for Service to Community
  • California Senate Outstanding Community Spirit Award
  • California Legislature Assembly Recognition for Community Service
  • San Diego Humanitarian Foundation Historical Heritage Excellence Award
  • Asian American Community Achievement Award from 76th Assembly District
  • City of San Diego Neighborhood Hero Award
  • California State Controller Volunteer Commendation
  • San Diego County Fair Home Town Heroes Award
  • Asian American Journalists Association Board Member of the Year
  • Filipino American Humanitarian Foundation Ilang-Ilang Award
  • SDNN’s Eight Great Young Asian Pacific American Community Leaders
  • COX Outstanding Individual for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Asian Business Association Community Service Award


Dennis-Michael Broussard Media

KPBS (2012)

Asian Voices (2016)

San Diego American Red Cross (2015)

Tonight in San Diego (2014)

NBC7 (2016)

FOX 5 (2014)

FOX 5 (2017)

COX 4 (2010)

San Diego Padres Filipino Heritage Night (2015)