Today, a Discovery Museum board member announced that the chairman, Tom Vos, has the green light to offer the executive director position to former Bridgeport Mayor and State Senator Bill Finch. Bill Finch also has every intention of accepting the museum role while remaining a climate fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, as reported by the Connecticut Post.
“I’m excited about the possibility of Bill Finch coming to run the museum,” said Claire Gold, a Discovery Museum board member and former Westport schools superintendent. “Following a national search for a new executive director, the museum board overwhelmingly voted in favor of giving Chairman Vos the green light to offer him the position. It’s not a done deal, but I’m very excited about the possibility of Bill Finch bringing his expertise on national, state, and local science and technology policy issues, as well as his fundraising prowess, to the museum.”