Terrell Falk and Elisabeth Galley Added to Executive Team

Additions come at critical time as Museum strengthens Fair Park operations and builds $185-million museum at Victory Park


Additions come at critical time as Museum strengthens Fair Park operations and builds $185-million museum at Victory Park

DALLAS (July 19, 2010) – The Museum of Nature & Science has made two key additions to its executive team – Terrell Falk as chief operating officer and Elisabeth Galley as vice president of development.

“We’re delighted to have Terrell and Elisabeth join the Museum staff,” said Nicole G. Small, CEO of the Museum of Nature & Science. “Both women bring top-notch experience from prestigious Dallas institutions and other prominent national organizations. Their knowledge and leadership skills will be invaluable as the Museum expands its mission to strengthen core operations at Fair Park and build a $185-million museum in Victory Park.”

Prior to joining the Museum of Nature & Science, Falk was President of the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, a restored 1892 historic building. Before Old Red, she worked in the corporate world as vice president of marketing and communications for nearly 10 years for Cinemark Holdings, a $2-billion international movie theater exhibition company. Prior to joining Cinemark, she was vice president of marketing and distribution for JQH Film Entertainment, Inc. for three years from April 1995 to March 1998. She spent over 13 years as director of marketing and communications at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Falk has extensive experience in marketing, public relations, museum operations, theater exhibition as well as film development and distribution. Falk and her husband, Jim, live in Dallas and have two adult children, a son, who is married, and a daughter.

Galley served from 2003 – 2010 as vice president of development at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, the non-profit agency responsible for raising $354 million to build and equip the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, now known as the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Helping to raise $338 million, she worked closely with the president/CEO, the board of directors and other campaign volunteers. Additionally, in the course of her 26-year career, Galley also served as vice president and senior development consultant at the Arts Consulting Group in Los Angeles, capital campaign director and director of development at the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston, and director of development for the Colorado Springs Symphony. Elisabeth and her husband live in Lucas (near Allen) and have twin 19-year old daughters.

The Museum of Nature & Science is the result of a unique merger in 2006 between the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Children's Museum that is currently housed in a three-building campus at Dallas’ historic Fair Park. MNS delivers exciting science-based experiences through research, collections, exhibits, programs and activities on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to DNA and includes the TI Founders IMAX® Theater and a cutting-edge digital planetarium. MNS also is building a new $185-million museum on a 4.7-acre site in Victory Park which will expand upon the Fair Park facilities. To learn more about the Museum of Nature & Science, please visit natureandscience.org.


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