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Board and Staff

Staff

Since 1963, scientists at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute have been dedicated to providing solutions through science. In addition to the science staff is a team of managers and administrators who play a critical role in helping to accomplish our mission: 


Corporate Officers

Donald B. Kent, M.S.  
President & CEO

Pamela K. Yochem, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President

Bethany Smith, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer


Development & Community Relations

Eileen Sigler
Development Director

 

Scientists

Administrative & Technical Staff

Christine Truman
IT Manager

Jo Cavanaugh, MSIS, B.S.B.A
Facilities Manager and Safety Officer 

Marcos Montgomery Facilities Maintenance Technician

Kerry Henderson 
Office Manager, Florida 

Laura Vega
Accounting Manager

Jerel Tolentino
Human Resources Manager

Julie Diuguid
Project Assistant

 

 

 

Board of Trustees

A Board of Trustees oversees the administration of HSWRI through its corporate officers. The HSWRI Board of Trustees represents a collection of visionary leaders who have distinguished careers in a variety of scientific, corporate, and cultural endeavors. Each individual Board member brings to the Institute a vision for ocean conservation, a dedication to advance the Institute and its mission, a commitment to maintain America's leadership in science and technology, dedication to community service, and an ethical belief that ocean and coastal conservation is a social imperative to protect our natural resource assets, recreational opportunities, ocean-based economy, and quality of life on Earth.


Chairman Emeritus

Milt Shedd (deceased)

Chair Emeritus, Science Committee

Dr. Clark Hubbs (deceased)

Executive Committee

William Shedd  
President, AFTCO Manufacturing Company, Inc.; Chairman of the Board

James Atchison 
President & CEO, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; Chair, Finance Committee

Daniel B. Brown
Chief Operating Officer - SeaWorld Brands, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; Chair, Audit Committee

Jan Driscoll
Partner, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP; Chair, Development Committee  

Harold W. Furman, II 
Chairman and Managing Director, The Furman Group, Inc.; Chair, Corporate & Government Relations

J. David Gardner
Principal, Highland Partnership, Inc.; Immediate Past Chair

Todd W. Gutschow 
Co-Founder (Retired), HNC Software Inc.; Chair, Science Committee

Donald Kent 
President & CEO, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute

Geri Ann Warnke,PT
Physical Therapist; Chair, Nominating Committee

 

Board of Trustees

Brad Andrews  
Executive Vice President/Zoological Operations, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

K.C. Bishop, III, Ph.D.  
Senior Consultant, Policy Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation

Dan Decker
Park President, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Robert C. Fletcher  
Past President, Sportfishing Association of California

Murray Hutchison  
Chairman, TEPPCO Partners

Bob Kelly
President & CEO, The San Diego Foundation

Dave Lambillotte
Founder & President, IVD Research, Inc. and SafePath Laboratories

Mike Morton
Chairman of the Board, The Brigantine Family of Restaurants

Terry W. Prather  
Park President, SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment 

John T. Reilly 
Park President, SeaWorld San Diego and Aquatica San Diego, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Jerry Sansom  
Governmental Affairs Consultant, JHS Legislative Consultants

Mark Snell
President, Sempra Energy

Louis Zimm
Captain (Retired), UCSD/SIO 

 

 

 

Trustees Emeritus

Senator Dede Alpert

Art DeFever (deceased)

Char DeMotte

George L. Gildred

Wally Schirra (deceased)


Officers

Donald Kent, M.A.
President & Chief Executive Officer

Pamela K. Yochem, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President

Bethany Smith, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer/Secretary


Development  

Eileen Sigler
Development Director