Chevy Humphrey, the newly appointed president and CEO of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, told two very on-point stories about her career path.
When Humphrey was interviewing for her first job at the Arizona Science Center, the leading science museum in Phoenix, Sheila Grinell, the then-CEO, asked Humphrey where she saw herself in five years.
“I said, ‘Respectfully, your job,’” Humphrey recalled replying. And with Grinell’s mentorship, she would make it there, almost on schedule.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is a science museum located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago. It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Initially endowed by Julius Rosenwald, the Sears, Roebuck and Company president and philanthropist, it was supported by the Commercial Club of Chicago and opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress Exposition.
Among the museum’s exhibits are a full-size replica coal mine, German submarine U-505 captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) model railroad, the command module of Apollo 8, and the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr).
David R. Mosena has been president and CEO of the private, non-profit museum since 1998.
Source – Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) (Updated: 29 September 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Science_and_Industry_(Chicago) , (Accessed: 11 October 2020)