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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.

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"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.

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