New Leadership


Chicago (August 1, 2022)—The Griffin Museum of Science and Industry (Griffin MSI) is pleased to announce that Syeda Soofia has joined Griffin MSI as the Vice President of Human Resources and Chief of People and Culture.

Soofia most recently led HR at Dearborn Group, a Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC). In her role at Dearborn, she collaborated with every department to ensure the company’s greatest assets, its people, were provided with what they needed to be successful. It is people and purpose that inspires her to stay motivated. Additionally, Soofia led the HR function for HCSC’s Pharmacy Division.

Prior to joining HCSC, Soofia functioned as the Head of HR for North and South America for Xchanging, a CSC company. Soofia has an educational background in teaching, having taught high school for two years. She transitioned to the corporate sector and has spent 25 years working in HR. Soofia has been an HR leader in a variety of industries and sectors. She holds a Master’s Certificate in HR Management and is PHR and SPHR Certified.

“Griffin MSI has always been a part of my life, starting with many wonderful childhood visits I still cherish,” said Soofia. “I’m so honored to be part of this mission-driven institution with such deep roots in the city of Chicago and surrounding communities.”

About the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry

The 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 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 Griffin 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. Griffin MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit or call (773) 684-1414.

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Syeda Soofia

Syeda Soofia, Vice President of HR and Chief of People and Culture

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