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.”
Since 2013, 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 CFO of Bunge North America in 2010. Before assuming that role he served as vice president & 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 B.S. degree in accounting from Western Illinois University. A native of Quincy, Illinois, Bastean has been a St. Louis resident for 25 years.
Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Barbara Boyle leads financial, operational, administrative, technology and visitor services functions. Boyle is liaison for the Science Center’s Finance, Audit, Investment and Museum Enterprises 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.
Most recently, 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 Marketing and Communications Officer
Ann Balsamo’s responsibilities include overseeing marketing, communications, public relations, design and creative services and community relations. Balsamo leads the marketing and design teams in positioning the Saint Louis Science Center as the regional leader in connecting people with science.
Balsamo comes to the Science Center from Elasticity, a full-service marketing agency where she served as Vice President, Accounts. Balsamo led the agency’s work with the State of Missouri, including the Missouri Wine and Grape Board (part of the Missouri Department of Agriculture), the Department of Health and Senior Services, and other state agencies.
She is a veteran of global agencies FleishmanHillard and Weber Shandwick, where she managed a variety of technology and innovation accounts, such as Energizer, AT&T, and Hitachi Global Storage Technology, as well as consumer products and services accounts including McDonald’s and Procter & Gamble. She also led government, nonprofit and public initiative accounts. Additionally, Balsamo has worked in the financial services sector. She began her career in the marketing departments of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.
A native of St. Louis and a St. Louis city resident, Balsamo holds an M.A. from Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is also a graduate of Focus St. Louis’s Leadership St. Louis.
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 Chief Executive Officer 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 B.A. from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.S. from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.