DHR Completes Search for Adventure Science Center

NASHVILLE, TN, May 11, 2017 — Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Steve Hinkley as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Adventure Science Center. The search was completed by Managing Partner of the Global Nonprofit Practice, James Abruzzo, Partner Kara Teising, and Associate Phil DeBoer.

Prior to joining Adventure Science Center, Hinkley served as President & CEO of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation for two years in Santa Barbara, California where he led the successful construction and grand opening of a new, 25,000-square foot, cutting-edge science center.  Previously Hinkley served as Vice President of Programs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. Hinkley began his career as a science educator.

“Steve Hinkley is a visionary with an impressive career in science museum leadership and a talent for taking organizations to new heights of innovation and creativity,” said Tom Trent, Chairman of the Board of Directors.  “We are confident Steve will continue to drive the exciting change and revitalization happening at the Science Center.”

“Steve was one of many distinguished and experienced candidates to apply for the position, but his innovative ideas, his passion for science, and his exciting vision of the future of Adventure Science Center made him stand out from the start,” said Abruzzo.

For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S.  The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

About DHR International

Since 1989, DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base.

Lauren Finch
Director, Global Marketing and Public Relations

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