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SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINTS RICK KING AS BOARD CHAIRMAN, NAMES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
St. Paul, Minn. – The Science Museum of Minnesota's Board of Trustees has named Rick King as its new board chair. King is chief operations officer for technology at Thomson Reuters and has been a board member of the Science Museum since June 2007. He will serve as chair for a two year term.
"The Science Museum of Minnesota plays an important role in our community, and I'm honored to lead the organization's Board of Trustees," said King. "It's an exciting time at the museum as we are in the final year of our capital campaign and are working hard to bring science to life for museum visitors of all ages and for school children throughout the state."
In addition to naming King to his leadership post, the Board of Trustees approved three new members: Ann Parriott, vice president, Human Resources, H.B. Fuller; Judy Poferl, president and CEO, Northern States Power Company‐Minnesota; and Theresa Wise, senior vice president and chief information officer of Delta Airlines.
Ann Parriott, vice president, Human Resources at H.B. Fuller, has a wide range of leadership experience in human resources and labor relations, including management positions at Applied Materials, Intel Corporation and Siemens. She currently serves on the board of the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation and is a member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable and the Human Resources Executive Council.
Judy Poferl, president and CEO, Northern States Power Company‐Minnesota, an Xcel Energy Company, has spent her career in energy and regulation, both in the public and private sectors. She serves on a variety of boards and community organizations, including the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Downtown Council and Twin Cities United Way.
Theresa Wise, senior vice president and chief information officer of Delta Air Lines, has held a variety of IT and operations positions throughout her career and has been with Delta/Northwest since 1993. She is an active supporter of the arts and education and has previously served on the boards of The Children's Theater Company, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.
The Science Museum of Minnesota is the Upper Midwest's most popular museum, inspiring more than one million people each year to explore their changing world through science. Among the nation's largest and most esteemed science museums, the Science Museum conducts research, collects and conserves artifacts, produces and distributes award‐winning exhibits and giant screen films, and offers educational programs for children, families, adults and educators. For more information, call (651) 221‐9444 or visit www.smm.org.