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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 ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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