Monday, December 4, 2023

St Louis Science Center still seeks new CEO six months after Doug King’s departure

From an article by Matthew Hathaway in the St Louis Post-Dispatch:

St. Louis Science Center leaders say they’re taking their time looking for a leader with a strong background in both science and education. They’re especially interested in finding someone with bold ideas for how the institution can use technology to boost its visitors’ experience and education programs.

‘”We want to be more than a bricks-and-mortar establishment on Oakland Avenue,” said Ted Hellman, president of the commission that runs the center. “The new CEO has to be someone who understands the technology of today.”

‘Hellman says he hopes to replace King by the fall. Science Center leaders are still winnowing a list of job candidates provided by DHR International, an executive search firm based in Chicago.

‘Ultimately, any hiring decision will be made by the center’s commission, an eight-member board appointed by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley…” Full story here.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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