JAMIE FINLEY SIMONEAU NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
May 4th, 2012
CLEVELAND (May 4, 2012) – Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, announces the promotion of Jamie Finley Simoneau to chief operating officer (COO). Simoneau will be heavily involved in strategic planning for the organization and responsible for all operations, marketing, guest services, contract partners, special events and the OMNIMAX® Theater.
Simoneau joined Great Lakes Science Center in 2006 and most recently, served as vice president of marketing and guest services, with responsibility for the majority of earned-revenue areas.
“In the past few years, Jamie has played a significant role in managing a bulk of our earned-revenue areas and has delivered excellent results,” said Linda Abraham-Silver, president and CEO of the Science Center. “With this promotion, Jamie will continue to provide top-notch executive-level leadership as we continue to further our mission to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”
Prior to entering the non-profit arena, Simoneau was the Ohio regional marketing director of Westfield Corporation. In addition, she worked as an account supervisor at Sweeney Public Relations and Brown, Flynn Communications.
A life-long Clevelander, Simoneau was a member of Leadership Cleveland class of 2011. Her awards include the Association of Midwest Museum’s Promising Leadership Award and the YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence Award. She graduated from Ohio University.
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About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at 216-694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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