JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 22, 2020) — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) welcomes eight new members to the Board of Trustees for three-year terms from 2020-2023. The new members are Brian Bucher, Jill Davis, Teneya Gholston, Timothy Johnson, Emily Rhodin, Lindsey Riggs, Khwaja Shaik and Brian Wolfburg.
The Board of Trustees also announced its new officers for two-year terms from 2020-2022. They are Christian Harden, Chair, Managing Partner at NAI Hallmark; Coley Jones, Vice Chair & Chair-Elect, Senior Vice President at Bank of America; Khwaja Shaik, Vice Chair, IBM Thought Leader at IBM Services; Justin Avery, Treasurer, Partner at KPMG; Leslie Scott Jean-Bart, Assistant Secretary, Attorney at Terrell Hogan; Richard Lovelace, Growth Strategy Chair, Senior Vice President at Stellar; Lisa Rinaman, Governance Chair, St. Johns Riverkeeper; and Parvez Ahmed, Ph.D., Immediate Past Chair, Professor of Finance, University of North Florida.
“It is hard to imagine a more exciting time in our nearly 80 years of service than right now,” said President Maria Hane. “MOSH has embarked on an ambitious plan for growth – MOSH 2.0 – that reimagines how we serve Northeast Florida and the region. Our board leadership serve as subject-matter experts, as fiduciaries and stewards, and as visionary strategic planners. It’s an honor to work with each of these talented individuals and this new MOSH board as we build on the Museum’s solid foundation while advancing our mission of inspiring the joy of lifelong learning.”
Brian Bucher is regional president of PNC Bank’s Southeast Port Cities encompassing Jacksonville, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. Active in the community, Bucher serves on the board of directors of JAX Chamber; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, where he is a member of the finance, investment and audit committee; and University of North Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he serves on the advisory council. In May 2020, Bucher graduated from Leadership Jacksonville.
Jill Davis graduated Cum Laude from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She received a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2004. Davis worked as a prosecutor in the State Attorney’s Office in the 4th Judicial Circuit from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, Davis left the State Attorney’s Office to start her family and focus on philanthropy and fundraising for many organizations in the North Florida region. She has served as a Community Advisory Board Member for North Florida Pediatric Hospice, a Board Member of Teach for America Jacksonville, and as a member of the University of North Florida Board of Trustees.
Teneya Gholston is the global senior director of marketing at Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and international business from Florida A&M University. She has been recognized by some of the beauty industry’s most influential media outlets including receiving the Curl Box Visionary Marketer of the Year Award and is a two-time recipient of the Annual Driver Award for Outstanding Performance & Contribution within her organization.
Tim Johnson is the executive director of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund. Prior to Jacksonville, Johnson served as executive director of the Allegheny County Employees’ Retirement System. He was also the county’s chief administrative officer. He graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Organizational Development from Robert Morris University. Johnson is a member of the West Jax Rotary, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2019 and Trustee Level Member of the JAX Chamber.
Emily Rhodin is the franchise co-owner of Scout & Molly’s, a women’s clothing boutique in Ponte Vedra Beach. Rhodin’s previous experience includes 17 years of accounting, external and internal audits and risk management.
Lindsey Riggs is the executive director of the Lastinger Family Foundation. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Florida and worked as a pediatric oncology nurse at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. She participated in the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative through the Community Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors at Hubbard House and on the Vestry of St. John’s Cathedral. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Khwaja Shaik is an IBM Thought Leader focused on Design Thinking, AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. He serves as IBM’s Design Thinking Coach for IBM’s Developer Jumpstart Program and as IBM’s BlueHack Mentor. He also serves on McKinsey Global Institute’s Executive Panel, MIT Sloan CIO Forum, University of North Florida’s Computing Advisory Board, Gartner’s Research Circle, a MarketsANDMarkets Advisor and HBR’s Advisory Council Member. Shaik holds a Master of Business Administration and Engineering degree. He is a recipient of outstanding service awards from University of North Florida, Bank of America, IBM and Indo US Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida.
Brian Wolfburg is the president/CEO of VyStar Credit Union. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and with a Master of Business Administration from New York University – Stern School of Management. Wolfburg serves on the boards of JAX Chamber, Lift Jax, the NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Board and FIS Credit Union Advisory Board. He is currently serving as a Trail Champion for Groundwork Jacksonville’s Emerald Trail, as well as is an active member of the Civic Council. Wolfburg was recognized by Downtown Vision as the Downtowner of the Year, as well as awarded CREW Jacksonville’s Individual Impact Award.
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The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members. Learn more at www.themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.