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Cosmosphere Welcomes Claire Ludes as Sr. V.P. of Development and Strategic Relationships

HUTCHINSON, KS, Jun. 11, 2024 – Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar announced today that Claire Ludes has joined the Cosmosphere team as Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships. 

“We are excited to bring Claire onto our staff,” said Cosmosphere President and CEO Jim Remar. “Her background and experience will allow us to focus on the Cosmosphere’s strategic growth and building new relationships within the aerospace industry.”

In her new position, Ludes will play a key role in advancing the Cosmosphere with current and new audiences, growing the development program, increasing strategic relationships, and strengthening recognition of the Cosmosphere nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the Cosmosphere, Ludes was the Executive Director of the Salina Area United Way in Salina, Kansas. 

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to help develop new relationships and partnerships,” said Ludes. “The Cosmosphere has so much to offer, being an international science education center and space museum.”