CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium has named a new president and CEO.
The aquarium’s Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Bridget Coughlin will begin leading the aquarium in the spring. She will take over from Ted Beattie, who announced in April he planned to step down following a 22-year tenure.READ MORE: Dixmoor Sends Plea For Help As Water Pressure Down To A Trickle In Parts Of South Suburb
Coughlin is currently the vice president of strategic partnerships and programs and adjunct curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. She’s worked at the Denver museum since 2005. Prior to that post, she spent five years working with the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.READ MORE: Advocate Aurora Health Fires 440 Staffers For Failing To Comply With COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Tyrone Fahner was chairman of the aquarium’s search committee. In a news release, he says Coughlin is “one of the brightest leaders of any education, research, and conservation organization today.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed In Logan Square
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