Interim President and CEO, 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.
Chief Officer for Science, Education and Experience
Christian Greer oversees a diverse and talented team of professionals who work collaboratively to facilitate unique science learning experiences throughout the St. Louis region. He also oversees the advancement and scaling of Science Beyond the Boundaries, a network of more than 250 science centers and museums.
Greer joins the Science Center from the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), where he served as the Vice President of Learning, providing strategic leadership and direction for a comprehensive set of design-thinking focused programs and exhibitions. Prior to joining CAF, Greer was the first Program Director for the Hive Chicago Learning Network, originally part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative; now run by Mozilla. There he directed the program portfolio for a professional learning community representing more than 40 civic and cultural institutions dedicated to the facilitation of connected learning.
Greer’s career experiences include leadership positions at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. In addition to Greer’s museum experience, he also served as the Senior Director of Teaching and Learning at Project Exploration, the Chicago Regional Director for the Illinois Science Teachers Association, and the President of the Board of Directors for Chicago Public Schools, Student Science Fair.
A native of Chicago, Greer holds a B.S. in physics from Morehouse College, an M.A. in learning technologies from Pepperdine University, and is currently working toward a doctorate in learning technologies. Greer is a Northwestern University Kellogg School for Management Executive Scholar, and a certified project management professional.
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.