Three new trustees join the Delaware Museum of Natural History

The Delaware Museum of Natural History recently announced the
appointment of three new members to its board of trustees:

John J. Kirby
is Regional Audit Director for the Americas, serving North, Central,
and South America, for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP of Wilmington,
Delaware. Prior to his position with AstraZeneca, he was a senior
manager in the Philadelphia office of KPMG LLP,an
audit, tax, and advisory services firm, serving clients in the Life
Sciences industry in the external audit practice. He earned his
bachelor's degree in accountancy from Villanova University in 1994 and
is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
John and his wife, Anne Marie, live in Drexel Hill, PA, with their son,

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Amanda K. Konyk
is a lawyer based in Media, PA, specializing in corporate and real
estate trusts. Prior to opening her practice, she worked in the Delaware
Attorney General's office, Finance Division, investigating and
prosecuting white-collar crime and litigating tax law. She is active on
both the Pennsylvania and Delaware state bar associations as well as the
Delaware County Bar Association.
Amanda is also the vice president of the Chadds Ford Sewer Authority, a
member of the Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board, as well as an adjunct
professor at Villanova University where she teaches graduate-level real
estate and estates & trusts courses.She
graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1986 and earned her
bachelor's degree in English from Rowan University. Amanda lives with
her two sons in Chadds Ford, PA.

John S. Larson is Vice President of Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations with Cole Real Estate Investments of Phoenix, Arizona. He specializes in institutional investments and is responsible
for institutional sales and building consultant business relationships
across the United States and Canada. He has also begun spearheading
Cole's recent move into the institutional marketplace.Prior to his position with Cole Real Estate, Johnspent
12 years with Gardner Lewis Asset Management where he most recently
served as managing director, tasked with marketing investment strategies
to institutional consultants on a national basis. He earned his
bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1989. John lives
with his wife, Shari, and four sons in West Chester, PA.

About the Delaware Museum of Natural History

the state's only natural history museum, the Delaware Museum of Natural
History opened in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural
world through exploration and discovery. The museum houses Delaware's
only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals,
shells, and other specimens from around the world. The museum manages
world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including
one of the top-ten mollusk collections in the United States.

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