Welcome!

News Feed Item

The Franklin Institute Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

Larry Dubinski to succeed Dennis M. Wint  

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has announced that Larry Dubinski has been appointed the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective July 1, 2014, at which time Dennis M. Wint, Ph.D. will become President Emeritus.  The Franklin Institute's Search Committee, with the unanimous support of the Board of Trustees, selected Dubinski to build on the 20-year transformative tenure and leadership of Dennis Wint.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/DC44323)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/TFILOGO)

"The Franklin Institute has enjoyed tremendous success under the leadership of Dr. Wint, the longest serving president in the Institute's 190-year history, including the founding of the Science Leadership Academy, the launch of several new programs for disadvantaged youth, and the realization of the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, which opens this coming June." said Donald E. Morel Jr., Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of The Franklin Institute and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 

Morel continued, "Larry brings a wealth of experience, exceptional management skills, and a deep commitment to advancing science and technology learning among children and adults.  His leadership in the Philadelphia region and in the science center community nationwide positions the Institute for continued growth and innovation.  As the Board of Trustees looked to the future, there was no better person to lead the Institute and its excellent team in building on the organization's storied past. The Board is excited and pleased to have Larry accept this challenging role."

"I am truly honored to lead one of the great science centers in the world," said Dubinski. "I look forward to working with The Franklin Institute's extraordinary Board of Trustees, and with our dedicated staff and volunteers in advancing the organization's critical mission."

Dubinski is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute.  He also serves as General Counsel and Secretary.  Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and General Counsel, and later as Executive Vice President.  Dubinski's career at the Institute began in 1996.   He left the Institute in 2000 to join the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, where he advised public and private companies, including early and middle stage technology and biotechnology companies, regarding mergers and acquisitions, securities, and financing, returning to the Institute in 2004.

In his leadership roles at the Institute, Dubinski has directed key areas, including science and innovation, strategic planning, finance, human resources, development, government relations, marketing, visitor services, and the Institute's internationally recognized Awards program.  Additionally, he has led the Institute's fundraising efforts, securing over $150 million in philanthropic support.

Dubinski currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Temple University Alumni Association.  He is also Chairman of the Development Committee of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and Vice President of Congregation Rodeph Shalom.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

About The Franklin Institute
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania's most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit www.fi.edu.

SOURCE The Franklin Institute

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
Though cloud is the future of enterprise computing, a smooth transition of legacy applications and systems is critical for seamless business operations. IT professionals are eager to start leveraging the cost, scale and other benefits of cloud, but with massive investments already in place in existing infrastructure and a number of compliance and resource hurdles, it can be challenging to move to a cloud-based infrastructure.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, will provide a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. Together we will solve a machine learning problem and find an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intellige...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...