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John Mackay

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John Mackay is president and CEO of Discovery Place, Inc. Prior to assuming his current role in 2000, he served as vice president, planning research and development, and oversaw the Phase II expansion of Discovery Place, including the addition of the Michael J. Smith Wing and The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre. He also has served as director of education and programs, biological sciences coordinator and staff scientist. Mr. Mackay directed the construction and opening of the McWane Center/Discovery 2000, Inc. science and technology museum in Birmingham, Alabama as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Mackay is active in the Association of Science Technology Centers, American Association of Museums, North Carolina Museums Council, Alabama Museums Association, Southeastern Museums Conference, International Council of Museums, Museum Film Network and Charlotte Area Science Network. He received a B.A. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.A. in biology from Appalachian State University.

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