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Constellation’s Mark Huston Elected Chairman of Maryland Science Center Board;
New Officers Elected at June 20 Meeting

BALTIMORE – June 23, 2014 – The Maryland Science Center announced today that Mark Huston, President – Constellation Retail, was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Science Center and the Maryland Academy of Sciences at the institution’s annual meeting on June 20, 2014. In addition, four new board members were elected: Chris Marasco, Scott King, Doug Dollenberg, Jr. and Sonal Deshpande.

Mr. Huston is a 30-year veteran of the energy and utility industry and oversees Constellation’s national retail energy business. A Maryland Science Center Board of Trustee member for nine years, Mr. Huston also serves on the board of Catholic Charities and previously served on the boards of Special Olympics Maryland, The First Tee of Baltimore, University of Maryland’s Dean of Engineering Board of Visitors, Howard Community College Foundation and the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation.

Newly-elected board member Chris Marasco is Senior Vice President of Howard Bank in Ellicott City, MD. Scott King is President of the Affinity Markets distribution group of Transamerica’s Life & Protection Division. Doug Dollenberg, Jr. is Vice President of Solutions Development & Product Management at TESSCO Technologies. Sonal Deshpande is Vice President of Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics for the ISR&T Division of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.

“The Maryland Science Center provides a fun and interactive learning experience for Maryland youth,” said Mr. Huston. “We need to encourage and inspire young people to learn more about science and technology and explore careers related to STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and math—and the Maryland Science Center plays a key role in that.”

Said Van Reiner, President and CEO of the Maryland Science Center, “Mark Huston’s dedicated leadership and commitment to the future of this area will ensure that the Maryland Science Center creates the partnerships and delivers the programs that are so exciting for our visitors and participants.”

About the Maryland Science Center

Named one of Parents Magazine’s Top 10 Science Centers in America, the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore makes science understandable and fun for more than 500,000 visitors a year. The Maryland Science Center inspires, fascinates, motivates and engages children and adults with dozens of interactive exhibits, traveling exhibitions, original presentations in the world-famous Davis Planetarium, larger-than-life movies in the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and hundreds of hands-on programs delivered throughout the state each year.  For more information, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org.