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George W. Cogan New Chairman of the Exploratorium’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2007

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George W. Cogan New Chairman of the Exploratorium’s Board of Directors

George W. Cogan has been elected the new Chairman of the Exploratorium’s Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2007. Mr. Cogan, a member of the Board for 10 years, replaces venture capitalist William K. Bowes, Board Chairman for the past eight years. As Chairman Emeritus, Bowes remains an active member of the Exploratorium’s Board of Directors.

George Cogan

George W. Cogan is partner and vice president in the Palo Alto office of Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm. He joined the firm in 1989. Trained as a physicist, he is head of Bain’s North American Technology Practice. He brings to his new Exploratorium role a broad range of experience in technology-driven businesses and expertise in corporate and divisional strategy, marketing strategy, new product and new business development, and organizational design. In 2006, he led the successful search for the Exploratorium's new Executive Director and has served as Chairman of the Development Committee for several years.
Prior to joining Bain, Mr. Cogan worked for SERA Solar Corporation, a photovoltaic research and development firm. He earned an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is an Arjay Miller Scholar. He is a graduate of Harvard College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in physics with honors.

He lives in Atherton with his wife, Mary Frances Allen, and their three children.


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