April 4, 2024


CHICAGO — The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is pleased to announce that Dina Torrisi Martin will soon join MSI as Vice President, General Counsel. In this leadership position, Torrisi Martin will provide expert and strategic legal advice to the Museum's management team and Board of Trustees, serving as the primary internal legal counsel for the Museum.

"We are delighted to welcome Dina Torrisi Martin to the Museum of Science and Industry's leadership team to provide expert legal consultation on all aspects of the Museum's operations," said Dr. Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of MSI. "Dina joins MSI following an extensive career in both the private and government sectors. I know her invaluable legal insight will help ensure strong operational integrity for our Museum and support our long-term goals."

Torrisi Martin joins MSI from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) where she has served as General Counsel since 2021. Among her many responsibilities for the State, Torrisi Martin functioned as IDFPR's chief legal counsel working with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's Office, State legislators and numerous stakeholders on important issues such as reproductive health regulations, the safe exploration and implementation of artificial intelligence, regulatory development of the cannabis industry, and much more.

Before joining the IDFPR, Torrisi Martin spent 27 years as a trial attorney, representing hospitals, health care professionals and corporations. She left her role as a Shareholder at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. to take on her challenging role as General Counsel to serve the people of Illinois.

Torrisi Martin holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois, along with Bar Admissions to the State of Illinois, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court. She serves on the Board of Trustees for The Chicago School, is a founding member of Chief (Chicago), the largest community of senior executive women, and most recently was selected by the Democratic National Convention Host Committee to serve as a Neighborhood Ambassador. As a trial attorney, Torrisi Martin was an elected member to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates as well as a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers. Additional recognitions included an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbel and Leading Lawyer awards.

"My desire to make a meaningful impact and work with a mission-focused purpose was a driving force in leaving private practice after many years as a trial attorney," said Torrisi Martin. "Growing-up, the Museum of Science and Industry was my favorite place to visit and when my daughters were young, we were members and frequent visitors. I am excited that my relationship with MSI has come full circle and honored to serve MSI's mission to inspire the inventive genius in everyone."

Torrisi Martin will join MSI starting April 8, 2024. She succeeds MSI's long-time General Counsel, Pam Chen, who took on a new role for the Museum in June 2023 as Chief Administrative Officer.

For more information about MSI's leadership team, visit the Museum's website here.

About the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry

The Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry (Griffin MSI) offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that support the Museum's mission: to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. As one of the largest science museums in the world featuring award-winning exhibits and hands-on activities, a visit to the Griffin MSI is guaranteed to connect fun and learning. Griffin MSI is committed to offering comprehensive educational programs-for students, administrators, teachers and families-that make a difference in local communities and contribute to MSI's goal to transform and illuminate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) pathways for people of all ages. The Museum is grateful for the support of its generous donors and guests who make its work possible. The Griffin MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414.

Dina Torrisi Martin

Dina Torrisi Martin

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