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Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated science education center and space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, has recently promoted and hired new members to the organization’s Executive Team.

Michele McCartney has been promoted to the Vice President of Marketing and Creative at the Cosmosphere. McCartney manages the organization’s marketing, creative and branding efforts and has been instrumental in designing galleries and exhibits for the museum. Additionally, McCartney oversees print and digital materials for operations and marketing.

McCartney began her career with the organization in 2008 as the Creative Design Manager. During her time, she has participated in a number of significant projects for the Cosmosphere, including the design work for an exhibit commissioned by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’ company, Bezos Expeditions, showcasing the recovery and conservation of F-1 engines from the Apollo program. McCartney’s work can also be seen in the design and gallery exhibit at the B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center in Wichita, Kansas. McCartney holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and 3D Design from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Nathan Meyer has been hired as the organization’s Vice President of Strategy and Product Innovation.

Meyer comes to the Cosmosphere after starting his own online data management company, which he subsequently sold in 2017. In his new role, Meyer will grow revenue and develop new opportunities to expand the Cosmosphere brand and impact.

Meyer is a native of Ellinwood, KS, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix—Wichita and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Kansas.