New members join the Museum’s governing body
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — February 28, 2023 — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Chris Kalin and Stephen Fortune were confirmed in October and December respectively and will each serve a three-year term.
“The new talent that has been added to the Museum of Science & History’s Board is unmatched,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of MOSH. “Chris and Stephen’s commitment to the community and its cultural development is reflected in their service, and we could not be more grateful for their choice to join us in our mission to instill the joy of lifelong learning here in Jacksonville. As we look toward the future of our Museum, we welcome Chris and Stephen and their vast experience to the Board.”
Chris Kalin is regional president of PNC Bank in North Florida, encompassing Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and Tallahassee. In his role, he is responsible for corporate, commercial and retail banking, as well as asset management throughout the region he serves. Kalin leads all sponsorship and philanthropic efforts to execute PNC’s community-based goals and initiatives. In addition to his role on the MOSH Board of Trustees, Kalin serves on the University of North Florida Business Advisory Council and the JAX Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Kalin is a recognized leader in the Jacksonville community, and was named one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2020. He is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and Lifework Leadership. Outside of his board service, he spends time mentoring students from the University of North Florida, and volunteers domestically and internationally, most notably in China, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Stephen Fortune is the Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Technology Officer of CSX. He is responsible for leading CSX’s technology strategy development and supporting business growth through innovative digital solutions, as well as overseeing all aspects of the company’s information technology systems operations. Bringing decades of experience to his role at CSX, including 30 years at BP, and now to the board of MOSH, Fortune also serves as a member of the board of directors at Railinc.
Fortune is a graduate of the CIO of the Future program at Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Loughborough University in England.
Additional details about MOSH’s Board of Trustees can be found by visiting www.themosh.org/about/trustees/.