Da Vinci director resigns, replacement search underway
The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) has announced that its Executive Director and CEO, Troy A. Thrash was offered and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Air Zoo museum, Portage, Mich., an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Da Vinci Center's Director of Finance and Human Resources, MaryAnn Woods Przekurat, will serve as the organization's interim CEO starting Jan. 24.
A search process for a new CEO has begun, said Frank K. Schweighardt, Ph.D., Chairman of the Center's Board of Trustees.
Under Thrash's direction since March 2009, the independent nonprofit organization has deepened its cultural impact by increasing its emphasis on scientific workforce development.
The Da Vinci Science Center's "Year of the Human Body" project, in partnership with St. Luke's University Health Network, and anchored by the "Bodies Revealed" exhibition, is its largest community education initiative to date.