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For the first time in over a decade, Discovery Place will have a new leader. The Charlotte-based museum announced today that Catherine Wilson Horne will replace John L. MacKay, Jr as CEO in January.

“Catherine brings a tremendous depth of understanding about both science centers and children’s museums,” said Mark McGoldrick, co-chair of Discovery Place, Inc.’s CEO Search Committee. “Out of an incredibly talented pool of candidates, we are delighted to have found someone with Catherine’s mix of leadership, imagination and knowledge plus the proven ability to engage and fundraise.”


Horne has spent the last decade as CEO of EdVenture, a children’s museum in Columbia, SC.

“It is an honor to join the Discovery Place team,” noted Catherine Wilson Horne. “I look forward to expanding the strong foundation built by John Mackay and to creating new opportunities for Discovery Place to engage with and provide vital educational experiences to our communities. The Discovery Place museums can bring families, schools and communities closer to the magic of hands-on learning and the wonders of science.


MacKay

has served as Discovery Place’s CEO for 13 years. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon declared Tuesday as John MacKay Day in Charlotte.

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