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TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES

Press Release Date 
Thursday, 1 September, 2005

The Tech Museum of Innovation has named Johnetta Stevens to the position of Vice President of Development and Phil Lindsey to the position of Vice President of Exhibits and Programs. Stevens and Lindsey bring a combined 34 years of exhibit, non-profit and education experience to The Tech. Johnetta Stevens, Vice President of Development In her role as Vice President of Development, Stevens will be responsible for developing strategic plans to meet annual fundraising goals and building personal relationships with high-level donors. Stevens will work with The Tech's President and Board of Directors to provide vision and oversee all aspects and functions of the Development group. Stevens brings over 15 years of fundraising experience to The Tech, having held positions at the University of Chicago, Stanford University and most recently having served as the Vice President of Development at San Jose State University. Ms. Stevens has a keen interest in the arts and the museum world as is demonstrated by her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Goodman School of Drama in Costume Design. For her graduate thesis on the impact of volunteerism in nonprofit organizations she studied volunteerism at the Chicago Historical Society Museum and the Children's Memorial Hospital. Johnetta holds a bachelors degree from Mundelein College, Loyola University and a master's degree in public service administration from DePaul University. She serves on the board of directors Council for the Support of Education (CASE), District VII and Market Street Railway in San Francisco. Phil Lindsey, Vice President of Exhibits and Programs In his role as Vice President, Lindsey will provide strategic vision and planning for the museum's exhibits and programs department in an effort to fulfill The Tech's mission. Lindsey will ensure the museum's currency by analyzing current activities, assessing trends in the field, and incorporating cutting-edge technologies into The Tech. Additionally, Lindsey will provide leadership and creative inspiration to the Exhibits and Museum Programs teams. Lindsey comes to The Tech with over 19 years of production, planning, design, development and management experience. Most recently, he was the Director of Exhibits and Design at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where he was responsible for the creation of a series of cutting edge exhibits utilizing the latest technology in electronics and media including "Sir Isaac's Loft" and "The Giant Heart." Lindsey earned his bachelor|!s degree and did graduate work at UC Irvine, and completed graduate work in Project Management and Special Effects Technology at UCLA. Lindsey is currently the Vice-Chairman of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions|! (IAAPA) Museum Committee. He has been a featured speaker at Lighting Dimensions International (LDI) and IAAPA. About The Tech Museum of Innovation The Tech Museum of Innovation is a non-profit educational institution that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, at 201 S. Market Street. For more information, visit our website at www.thetech.org or call (408) 294-TECH.

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