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Tampa’s MOSI names Julian Mackenzie president and CEO

Tampa's MOSI names Julian Mackenzie president and CEO

  • TAMPA — The Museum of Science & Industry announced Monday that it has promoted Julian Mackenzie to be the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
  • Mackenzie was hired as MOSI’s chief financial officer last October and has led the museum on an interim basis since the resignation of embattled CEO Molly Demeulenaere in March.
  • At MOSI, Mackenzie is credited with helping to improve the beleaguered museum’s finances.
  • Over the next four months, Mackenzie, MOSI staff and consultants are expected to implement a county-approved plan to refocus the museum on science education and to make its finances more sustainable.
  • Mackenzie will manage a remodeling that will close MOSI from Aug. 14 to Nov. 17, re-open the museum with lower ticket prices, expand outreach to local science students and plan for an expected move to the Water Street development in downtown Tampa being launched by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment private capital fund.


TAMPA — The Museum of Science & Industry announced Monday that it has promoted Julian Mackenzie to be the organization’s president and chief executive officer.Mackenzie was hired as MOSI’s chie

@TBOcom: Tampa’s MOSI names Julian Mackenzie president and CEO

TAMPA — The Museum of Science & Industry announced Monday that it has promoted Julian Mackenzie to be the organization’s president and chief executive officer.

Mackenzie was hired as MOSI’s chief financial officer last October and has led the museum on an interim basis since the resignation of embattled CEO Molly Demeulenaere in March. MOSI’s board of directors unanimously named Mackenzie CEO last week.

Mackenzie brings more than 30 years’ experience working in leadership roles at companies in medical technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, insurance, and finance in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy. In those jobs, he has developed and led turnaround plans, restructuring efforts and rebranding campaigns. He speaks four languages fluently: English, French, Italian and Portuguese.

At MOSI, Mackenzie is credited with helping to improve the beleaguered museum’s finances. So far this fiscal year, MOSI is out-performing what it did last year, the museum said in an announcement of his promotion. Over the next four months, Mackenzie, MOSI staff and consultants are expected to implement a county-approved plan to refocus the museum on science education and to make its finances more sustainable.

“Julian and his staff have done an exceptional job coming up with a direction for MOSI that is going to keep the organization strong for many years to come,” MOSI board chairman Robert Thomas said. “It’s Julian’s leadership that has made this future possible, and he is exactly the type of sharp, experienced individual MOSI needs right now.”

Mackenzie will manage a remodeling that will close MOSI from Aug. 14 to Nov. 17, re-open the museum with lower ticket prices, expand outreach to local science students and plan for an expected move to the Water Street development in downtown Tampa being launched by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment private capital fund.

Tampa’s MOSI names Julian Mackenzie president and CEO

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