March 30, 2009
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Edward St. John Elected Chair of Board of Trustees
Edward St. John, president and founder of St. John Properties, was elected chairman of the Maryland Science Center Board of Trustees at the board’s March 27, 2009 meeting. Mr. St. John succeeds Alexander Mason.
“This is a challenging and exciting time for the Maryland Science Center,” said Mr. St. John, “and I approach this new opportunity with great optimism. With a renewed national focus on the importance of education and scientific research, I’m confident that the Maryland Science Center will be at the forefront of inspiring the next generation of leaders.”
Mr. St. John founded MIE Properties, the forerunner to St. John Properties, in 1971. He served as vice chairman of the Maryland Science Center Board of Trustees prior to his election as chairman. Mr. St. John also serves on the boards of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Institute, the BWI Business Partnership, and The Harbor Bank of Maryland.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.