Academy of Natural Sciences Names New President

On Tuesday, The Academy of Natural Sciences (yes, the gracious hosts of so many town square-style informational events) named George W. Gephart Jr. as it's new president and chief executive officer. Gephart is a highly respected Philadelphia-area business and nonprofit leader with nearly 30 years of business, finance and nonprofit leadership experience.

"With his strong financial and management background, George has proven himself to be a highly effective leader with extensive expertise in nonprofit governance,” said Board Chairman and Search Committee Task Force Chair James Macaleer. “His deep roots in the Philadelphia area are most important to us as well. While the Academy of Natural Sciences conducts research around the world, we are deeply committed to Philadelphia and to our local community."

Gephart will assume his position on August 9 of this year.