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Leadership & Board of Directors

McWane Science Center President and CEO

Amy Templeton 

Amy Templeton has served as the President and CEO of McWane Science Center since November of 2012.  She came to McWane from the Birmingham Museum of Art, where she served as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 until 2012, and as Director of Development and Planned Giving from 1999 until 2005.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee.  She then served as Director of Planned Giving for Vanderbilt University for fourteen years before moving to Birmingham to join the Birmingham Museum of Art staff. Amy is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, The Women’s Network, and the Norton Advisory Board at Birmingham-Southern College.  Following a devastating tornado that hit Birmingham in April, 2011, Amy played a leadership role in the recovery process in Birmingham’s Pratt City neighborhood, chairing the History and Culture committee, which focused on rebuilding the sense of community and quality of life in this hard-hit area.

2020 Board of Trustees

  • Chairman: Nick Willis
  • Past Chairman: Bowen Thagard
  • Secretary: Stephen Owens
  • Treasurer:  Travis Pritchett

  • Pronce Acker
    Paulo Albuquerque
    Iwan Alexander
    Stephanie Alexander
    Shelley Anderson
    Galvin Billups
    Harrison Bishop
    Henna Budhwani
    Autumn Cyprés
    Nick Danella
    Milton Davis
    John Harbert
    Robert Howard
    Amanda Loper
    Katie Bee Marshall
    Barbara Martin
    Kate Mather
    Carolyn Ratliff
    Zac Riddle
    Atisthan Roach
    Jim Screws
    Kavita Vasil
  • William W. Brooke, McWane Science Center Endowment Board President


2020 Endowment Board of Directors


President: Will Brooke
Treasurer: Charlie Miller
Secretary: Sheri Cook


Nina Botsford
Gillian Goodrich
Norman Jetmundsen
Forest Whatley


Nick Willis, McWane Board of Trustees Chairman
Travis Pritchett, McWane Board of Trustees Treasurer