Adventure Science Center Nashville
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800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37203
Organization Details

Executive Director


Executive Director Mr. Steve Hinkley
E-mail shinkley@adventuresci.org
Term Start July 2017
Steve's Experience: Steve Hinkley was named President & CEO of Adventure Science Center in May of 2017, replacing Interim President & CEO Tina Brown. Steve previously served as President and CEO of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara, California. He also spent seven years as Vice President of Programs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas.

Senior Staff


Name Title
Karen Musacchio Chief Business Officer
Grant Martin Chief Development Officer
Suzanna Best Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Tim Sears Director of Operations
Kat Cloud Senior Manager, Major Gifts

Staff

Full Time Staff 44
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 400
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 88%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was the Strategic Plan adopted?
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes

Evaluation

Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 1999
Association of Science and Technology Centers 2014
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2003
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2017
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2018
Nashville Area LGBTQ Chamber 2019
Nashville Rotary Club 2006
PENCIL 2006
Planned Giving Council of Nashville 2002
Tennessee Association of Museums 2000

External Assessments and Accreditations

Assessment/Accreditation Year
Association of Science & Technology Centers 2004

Awards


Award / Recognition Organization Year
#1 Best Place to Take Kids When It's Raining Nashville Scene 2016
#1 Best Place to Take Kids When It's Raining Nashville Scene 2017
Attraction of the Year Travel & Hospitality Awards 2018
Award for Permanent Exhibits TN Association of Museums 2002
Award of Excellence Inter-Museum Council of Nashville 2003
Best Membership (Writers Pick) Nashville Scene 2017
Marvin Runyon Leadership Award Center for Nonprofit Management 2001
Salute to Excellence Award Center for Nonprofit Management 2003
Salute to Excellence Award - Diversified Trust Next Generation Award Center for Nonprofit Management 2014
Salutes to Excellence American Chemical Society 2001
#1 Best Place to Take Kids When It's Raining Nashville Scene 2019
#1 Best Place to Take Kids When It's Raining Nashville Scene 2020