President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Science Center
R. Bryce Seidl became president and CEO of Pacific Science Center in 2003. He directs a staff of 275 full- and part-time employees and 500 volunteers, and oversees the operations of a seven-acre, nine-building complex including a planetarium, a classroom complex, and two IMAX® theaters. Prior to joining the Science Center, Seidl was director, president, and CEO of Fisher Mills Inc. For 25 years prior to that, he held a variety of senior executive positions at the Simpson Companies, an integrated forest products and pulp and paper company. Seidl also served for 10 years in elected office both as a city councilman and as mayor of Vancouver, Washington, and in a wide variety of community service, arts, and educational positions. He holds a degree in ecology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. In the local community, he has served on numerous civic committees related to arts and culture and also is a member of the board of the Rainier Club. In the Science Center field, Seidl has been active in the Association of Science and Technology Centers as a board member, where he has served as a vice president, and as a member of the Finance and Audit and Advocacy Committees. Currently, he serves as president of the ASTC Board and is a member of the Nominating and the Executive Committees.