Worcester, Mass. - April 25, 2012
The EcoTarium has announced that Stephen M. Pitcher, who has served as president of the organization for seven years, will step down from his position by the end of this year. A transition committee has been formed to conduct a search for his replacement, according to outgoing Board of Trustees Chair Patty Eppinger. Ms. Eppinger, who made the announcement at the museum’s annual meeting yesterday, said the transition committee plans to have a new President in place by the end of 2012.
Mr. Pitcher began his tenure at the EcoTarium in January 2005 as interim president, bringing his expertise in both corporate management and finance and non-profit management to the role. Under Mr. Pitcher’s leadership, the EcoTarium has grown to become Central Massachusetts’ second most visited cultural site, an indispensable asset to the Worcester community, and a fervent collaborative educational partner with the area schools, according to Ms. Eppinger. “Steve’s hard work and dedication to providing an ever-changing, educational, and fun guest experience have resulted in an EcoTarium that we are all thrilled with, as a well as a future for the museum that is both exciting and responsive to our region’s needs,” she said.
After a 30-year career at Saint-Gobain and 10 years with Davenport Resources in the New York area, Mr. Pitcher was Interim Executive Director at Preservation Worcester. He has also been a longtime trustee of the Higgins Armory Museum, where he served as Chairman and Finance Committee member, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Music Worcester.
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