EcoTarium Names Hale as President
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team
|Lucy Hale named president of EcoTarium|
“After a seven-month international search, Lucy emerged as our top candidate due to her expertise, results-orientation, and collaborative approach to leadership. Her background is the ideal mix of educator, programs/exhibits developer, curator, and fundraiser. We are excited about what the future holds and believe that Lucy is the right person to guide the museum into its third century,” said Paul Belsito, Chair of the EcoTarium Board of Trustees and President of Hanover Insurance Group Foundation.
Hale will join the EcoTarium on August 20.
Hale joins the EcoTarium after working at the Dallas Zoo & Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the most recently, as Executive Director of TrinityRiver Audobon Center.
As Executive Director of the Trinity River Audubon Center, Hale leads one of the National Audubon Society’s flagship nature centers, successfully restructuring and rebuilding the center and securing grant funds to sustain key programs, expanding them across Texas through collaborative efforts with other nature centers, funders, and formal education partners.
Earlier in her career, she shepherded education and program teams at both the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dallas Zoo, and curated the living collection at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
She was part of the curatorial team at the Museum of Science in Boston when the institution received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the first science museum to achieve this status.
In addition to her professional work, she serves on a number of boards with an emphasis on informal education, including with the Informal Science Education Association of Texas, Village Tech Schools, and the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.