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Joe Cox

President & CEO

Museum of Discovery and Science

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Joe has worked in the museum field for over 20 years and is dedicated to developing strong community partnerships and connecting people to inspiring science at the Museum of Discovery and Science. He previously served as the president of the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in Worcester, Massachusetts, and as founding executive director of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, where he led the campaign to raise over $25 million to build the museum.

Joe is the recipient of fellowships from both the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He is past chair of the Florida Association of Museums Foundation and currently serves as president-elect of the national board of the Association of Children's Museums.

Joe has a bachelor's degree in environmental science from St. Mary's University in London and completed his master’s in museum studies at the University of Leicester.
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