President and CEO
Todd Bastean is president and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center and leads its approximately 200 colleagues and 300 volunteers as they fulfill the Science Center’s mission “to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.”
Before joining the Science Center in 2019, Bastean served as president of Bunge North America, where he led the North American business of Bunge Limited. With over 100 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States, Bunge North America is part of Bunge Limited, a leading global agribusiness, food and ingredients company with 360 locations in 40 countries around the world.
Bastean started his career at Bunge in 1994 and became the chief financial officer of Bunge North America in 2010. Before assuming that role, he served as vice president and general manager of the operating company’s milling and biofuels business units and as vice president and chief administrative officer of its grain and milling business units. He also held positions in strategic planning and auditing. Prior to joining Bunge, he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.
Bastean has been an active community volunteer, serving on the Saint Louis Science Center board of trustees for the past three years and on the advisory council for The Yield Lab, an incubator enabling entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems, globally.
Bastean holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Western Illinois University.
Chief Financial Officer
Barbara Boyle leads the Science Center’s financial, administrative and technology functions. Boyle also serves as the liaison for the organization’s finance, audit and investment committees of the board of commissioners and is responsible for the preparation of the annual audited financial statements and the annual operating budget. She also oversees the Science Center’s compliance and risk management activities.
Previously, Boyle was the director of finance and interim chief financial officer at Boys & Girls Town/Edgewood Children’s Center. In addition to nonprofit experience, Boyle has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
A graduate of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Boyle started her career as an auditor and management consultant with Deloitte & Touche.
Chief Officer for Science and Education
Andrea Durham leads the Science Center’s education team. She is responsible for the overall educational mission of the organization and its implementation through exhibitions, programs and community outreach, as well as the continued development of the Science Center’s youth programs emphasizing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).
Durham joined the Science Center after serving as the vice president of exhibits, digital, evaluation and theatres for Science World in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has also held roles at the Museum of Science in Boston, Mercer Management Consulting, Arthur D. Little and Polaroid Corporation. Additionally, she led the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), a $20 million initiative funded by the National Science Foundation with a goal of engaging the entire U.S. public in nanoscience and technology education.
Durham earned her Bachelor of Science in packaging engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. She also completed a fellowship with the Noyce Leadership Institute.
G. Patrick Williams
Chief Institutional Advancement Officer
G. Patrick Williams has more than 39 years of professional experience in the Institutional Advancement & Foundation field. His experience includes positions as finance/fundraising director with the Boy Scouts of America, vice president and senior consultant with Metaplex Corporation, vice president and senior consultant with F.G.A. & Associates Inc., vice president of public information, development, marketing/communications and operations for MCOSS and CEO of the MCOSS Foundation, vice president of institutional advancement for Lourdes University and president/CEO of the Lourdes University Foundation, vice chancellor for university relations for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and CEO for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Foundation.
Williams is a current member of the 30,000-member Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has served on the national level as a national delegate as well as the chairman of the national government relations committee and the chairman of the national publications advisory committee. He is a former member of the national membership committee.
Williams was also elected and served a three-year term on the board of directors of the AFP National Foundation. He has served on the board of directors of the AFP Northwest Ohio Chapter and is the former chapter president. He is also a past member and served on the board of governors of the New Jersey chapter of AFP. Presently, Williams is a member of AFP St. Louis Chapter. Williams has earned the Advanced Certified designation from the AFP and is presently one of only 110 individuals nationally with this certification.
Williams attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and received a Bachelor of Arts from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master of Science from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.