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November 5th, 2019

New director of Clark Planetarium

New director of Clark Planetarium

Nov. 5, 2019 
News Release
For further information contact:

Holly M. Yocom
Department Director Community Services

Salt Lake County hires new Clark Planetarium Director Lindsie Smith to take over Planetarium Director position on Nov. 8

Salt Lake County, UT—Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Community Services Director Holly Yocom are announcing the selection of Lindsie Smith to head Clark Planetarium. Smith recently worked as Clark Planetarium's associate director, overseeing development, marketing and operations.

“We’re thrilled to have Smith lead Clark Planetarium's team," Mayor Wilson said. "As the community’s outstanding science facility, the Planetarium is dedicated to presenting inspirational experiences about space and science to local students and residents. Wilson added, "Smith's passion for engaging the community and making science more accessible to more individuals will take Clark Planetarium into its next era.”

Smith brings 20 years non-profit leadership experience to the organization, according to Yocom. Smith is particularly skilled in administration leadership, community engagement, and marketing strategy.

Smith previously worked for Kimball Art Center, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, and Junior Achievement of Utah. She served on the Utah Film Center Tumbleweeds Film Festival Committee, and the Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance Board and Marketing Committee.

“Clark Planetarium is and has been a part of every Utah student’s science experience," Yocom said. "Even back when it was called Hansen Planetarium."

Yocom extended thanks to recently retired planetarium director Seth Jarvis, and added about Smith, "We are confident she will continue to lead Clark Planetarium with excellence, as a champion of science education, that inspires wonder and enriches our community.”

Smith is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, and is currently pursuing a masters degree in public administration from Westminster College. She lives in Salt Lake City with her family.