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.

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. Through 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, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Among the many events Dennis-Michael has created include the Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego, which is 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 stories of the Asian American community in Southern California.

Dennis-Michael also volunteers tirelessly and serves on many nonprofit boards and committees, such as the KPBS Producers Club Committee; the UCSD Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Council; the USS Midway Museum’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee; the Philippine Honorary Consulate of San Diego Board of Advisors; the San Diego International Sister Cities Association 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; and has been heavily involved with the National Association of Asian American Professionalsas 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 current Secretary of the Southern California Chapter.

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 Strategic 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 is also known for his humanitarian efforts around the globe. He volunteered at an orphanage in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand, helping to build a classroom, and volunteered at an educational center in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, teaching English.

In 2014, he founded The Humanitarian Project, an organization whose mission is to “help humanity” by planning and executing humanitarian projects for impoverished people around the world. Dennis-Michael’s first project individual 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 poor 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 for water filters in 2019 for a village in the Philippines that had tested positively for infected water sources. Most recently, in the spring of 2020, Dennis-Michael brought water filters to school, churches, orphanages, and the city council office in northern Uganda, where clean, safe water is needed by all.

An avid traveler, Dennis-Michael visited his 86th country in March 2020.

 

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)