Richard Glover: VP of Communications and Marketing
HOUSTON, TX - Veteran communications and marketing executive Richard Glover has been named Vice President of Communications and Marketing for Space Center Houston.
Most recently, Glover was Vice President of Marketing, Communications and External Affairs for The Florida Aquarium. As a member of the senior leadership team, he was responsible for the aquarium’s marketing, communications, government affairs, community affairs, and tourism, zoo and aquarium industry relations. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer of the Texas State Aquarium, where he oversaw the aquarium’s marketing, communications, and group and private event sales, as well as playing a key role in the development and implementation of a $50 million capital campaign.
In 2016/17, Glover was among 10 rising leaders selected to participate in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Executive Leadership Development Program. Prior to his leadership positions at cultural attractions focused on science, he had a 20-year career in the horse racing industry in communications and marketing. Glover received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He assumed his responsibilities as Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Space Center Houston on November 12, 2018.
Space Center Houston is a nonprofit leading science and space exploration learning center with extensive education programs. The center is the cornerstone of the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation’s science learning mission and offers rare exhibits, hands-on educational programs and authentic learning experiences that drive curiosity. Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of Johnson Space Center, tells the story of NASA’s human spaceflight program from its beginnings to the challenges and opportunities of today. A Smithsonian Affiliate, Space Center Houston is the home of largest collection of space artifacts in the American southwest.