President and CEO
The dinner speaker at the October 2013 meeting was Jeffrey Rudolph, President and CEO of the California Science Center and the President of the California Science Center Foundation. He provided the leadership for the planning, design, fundraising and implementation of the California Science Center Master Plan which transformed the California Museum of Science and Industry into the new California Science Center and created an award winning Exposition Park Master Plan to guide the redevelopment of Exposition Park in central Los Angeles.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of the California Science Center, he served as its Executive Director and Deputy Director, as the Executive Director of the State of California’s Intergovernmental Personnel Act Advisory Board, and as a Program Analyst for the Legislative Budget Committee of the California Legislature.
Rudolph is Past Chair of the American Association of Museums. He served as Chair from 2004-2006 and served as Chair of the AAM CEO Search Committee from 2006-2007. He previously served as a member of the Board of the American Association of Museums and as Vice Chair. Rudolph is also a Past President of the Association of Science-Technology Centers. He also serves on the Board of the Science Museum Exhibits Collaborative, and has served on the Board of the National Health Science Consortium and Museum Trustees Association Advisory Council of Directors. He has previously served as Chair of the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, and as a member of the Board of the California Association of Museums, the Organizing Committee for the World Congress of Science Centers and the National Academy of Science’s Defense Reinvestment Advisory Board.
Rudolph serves as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology, and on the Board for EXPO Center.