Alison Brown

President and CEO

Company: Science Museum of Minnesota
Role: Session Presenter

2020 Conference Session: Facing Change: Advancing the DEAI Landscape Field-Wide (S2-J)

As president and CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota, Alison Rempel Brown leads an organization that is firmly committed to science education and equity. Under Allison’s leadership, the Science Museum has adopted a new strategic plan designed to transform the organization into a resource that captures the power and talent of all people—especially women and people of color—so they see themselves as scientists.

New programs, like 2018’s Year of the Engineer and the ongoing Water Planet initiative, leverage the Science Museum’s relationships and rich assets. And the adoption of a brand-new Statement on Equity and Inclusion captures the museum’s vision to use STEM as a tool to advocate for justice and equity, acknowledging that significant change must start from within.

Alison was named one of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s People to Watch in 2017, and she received the publication’s Women in Business Award.

She came to the Science Museum from the California Academy of Sciences, where she oversaw infrastructure and operations and helped lead the organization through the construction and opening of a spectacular new facility in Golden Gate Park. She is a graduate of Pomona College and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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