Aspen Science Center Hires David Houggy as President

April 17, 2017

Aspen Science Center Hires David Houggy as President

Aspen, CO

Aspen Science Center announced this week that it has hired David Houggy as President. Houggy has been on the Board of Directors for four years, and recently served in a volunteer capacity as President. This hiring makes him an employee of Aspen Science Center, a role for which he is well suited. Houggy will also continue as a member of the Board of Directors, which is led by long-time ASC Board Chair Mike Simmons.

“We are very excited to bring David on in this new, more formal capacity,” said Simmons. “His experience running the nonprofit Buddy Program, his Engineering Physics background, and his business strategy expertise make him a ideal for this role, and we are very optimistic about the future of Aspen Science Center. Under David’s leadership, we have already expanded our staff, refocused our programs, including our new Preschool Education Program, and rebranded the organization.”

Prior to this role, Houggy was the Executive Director at the Buddy Program, where he helped bring a renewed mission focus and streamline operations. He holds a B.S. and a Master of Engineering in Applied and Engineering Physics, as well as an MBA in strategy and finance from the University of Chicago. A former Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group, Houggy has extensive experience advising nonprofit and for-profit organizations around the globe. He also does business consulting work with local organizations, and is involved in many community organizations and activities.

“I am very excited about this evolution of my role at Aspen Science Center,” said Houggy. “When I moved here in 2012, I soon became aware of Aspen Science Center and knew I had to be involved. Given all of the riches of Aspen, it is clear to me that we should also have a world-class science center, focused on promoting public scientific education in the valley. I intend to help make that vision a reality. We have much work to do.”

About the Aspen Science Center

The Aspen Science Center’s Mission is to advance the public understanding of science through lifelong discovery, exploration, and education. Please visit our website at to learn more about our programs and how to get involved or support us today! We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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