SECOND RETIREMENT — Discovery Park of America chief executive officer Jim Rippy (left) joined his friend and DPA founder the late Robert Kirkland on the grounds of the museum/park while Discovery Center was being built. Rippy volunteered in the CEO position until 2013, when he became a paid member of the staff after his retirement as CEO at Westan Insurance. Rippy was celebrated today by DPA employees, their spouses and his family. He is retiring at the end of this month.

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