Dianne Chipps Bailey Named Chair of Discovery Place Board

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Sept. 2, 2015

Discovery Place, Inc. has announced the appointment of six new members to the Museums’ Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2015.

Dianne Chipps Bailey, Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations Practice Group Leader with Robinson Bradshaw, will serve as 2015-16 chairman of the board of trustees. Bailey has served on Discovery Place’s board since 2011. She is joined by new board officers vice chairman Mark McGoldrick of HomeServices Lending, LLC; treasurer Victor Fields of Cardinal Innovations; secretary Joan Lorden, Ph.D. of UNC Charlotte; and past chairman Rich Campbell of Cameron Carmichael. All officers will serve terms through May 2016.

New members joining the board of trustees are Joclyn Balanda, senior relationship manager and vice president for PNC Wealth Management; Aditya Bhasin, CIO for retail, preferred and GWIM for Bank of America; Leibert Danielson, vice president of advanced technology and systems, Central Engineering for UTC Aerospace Systems; Fred Dumas, civic leader and chairman of Dark Cubed; Luther Lockwood, managing principal of MBL Advisors; and Michael McDermott, chief merchandising officer for Lowe’s.

Returning board members include Nelson Cosgrove of Toyota Racing Development; Alfred Dawson of Carolinas Healthcare System; Pat Dean of Balfour Beatty Construction; Lee Fite of Fifth Third Bank; Martin Foley of PricewaterhouseCoopers; Robyn Hamilton of Novant Health; Patsy Kinsey of Charlotte City Council; Gayle Lanier of Duke Energy; civic leader Stuart Malter; Michelle Moloney of Wells Fargo; civic leader Bill Morrissett; Sean O’Neil of Wells Fargo; Chris Perri of CBRE Global Corporate Services; Walter Price of Moore & Van Allen, PLLC; Julio Ramirez, Ph. D. of Davidson College; civic leader Paul Rutledge; Andrea Smith of Bank of America; Troy Tozzi of Deloitte & Touche, LLP; and Tom Zweng, MD of Novant Health.

Each Discovery Place trustee serves on at least one of five standing Board committees. Trustees approve organizational policies, review operational goals, advocate for the organization, support organization staff and contribute financially to the Museums' success. They also ensure that adequate financial and other necessary support is made available through a broad variety of sources in order to sustain the programs and other services of the corporation.

About Discovery Place
One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.


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