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St. Louis Science Center names interim CEO

Dr. Philip Needleman was named the new interim CEO of the St. Louis Science Center today. (Photo: St. Louis Science Center)

The St. Louis Science Center has named an interim CEO after its former CEO, Doug King, left for the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Dr. Philip Needleman is a former practicing scientist at Washington University in Pharmacology and later at Monsanto as Chief Scientist.

Most recently, Needleman was the interim president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

During his tenure at the St. Louis Science Center, Needleman will help in the search to find a permanent replacement for the CEO position.

"This is a transformational time for the Saint Louis Science Center, which is engaged in ambitious strategic planning and institutional growth –while continuing its outstanding education and exhibit activities," Needleman said in a press release. "I am pleased to help my Commission and Board colleagues and the dedicated staff to continue to advance its educational and scientific mission."

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