New Maritime Aquarium CEO and president to start Nov. 4

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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut has a new president and chief executive officer.

The Norwalk aquarium announced Wednesday that Jason Patlis will start on Nov. 4.

Patlis has served as the executive director for marine conservation of the Wildlife Conservation Society, whose five institutions include the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo and New York Aquarium.

Patlis is joining the aquarium as it deals with a major razing and relocation project to accommodate the replacement of an old bridge which carries railroad tracks across Norwalk River.

Work on the aquarium’s biggest attractions, including its IMAX theater and seals exhibit, will begin in October and are estimated to take a year.

Former aquarium CEO Maureen Hanley was relieved of her role in February after less than three months on the job.

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