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Board & Staff

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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

Stephanie Robitaille
Annual Fund Coordinator

Tracie Romandetti
Development Associate/Office Manager

 

Scientists

Administrative & Technical Staff

Matt Anderson
Facilities and Safety Manager

Julie Carpenter Diuguid
Human Resources Coordinator

Robert Ledesma
Maintenance Tech

Dena Leon
Front Office Coordinator

Aaron Thompson
Maintenance Technician

Christine Truman
IT Manager

Laura Vega
Accounting Manager

 

 

 

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 
Vice Chairman of the Board, SeaWorld Parks & entertainment; Co-Chair Nominating Committee

Jan Driscoll
Partner, Allen Matkins LLP (Retired)
Chair, Development Committee

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

Board of Trustees

Dr. John Ahlering
Physician (Retired)

Linnea Arrington
President & Founder
San Diego Funding

Brad Andrews
Zoological Director Emeritus, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

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

Dan Decker
Leader, Strategist, Marketer, Operational Logistics

Robert C. Fletcher
Past President, Sportfishing Association of California

Murray Hutchison  
Chairman, TEPPCO Partners; Chair, Finance Committee

Bob Kelly
President Emeritus, The San Diego Foundation

David Lambillotte
Founder and President
IVD Research, Inc. and SafePath Labs

Jackie Meyer
Consultant, Marketing Sales & Strategies

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

Mike Perry
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
San Diego Trust Bank

John T. Reilly 
Chief Operations Officer, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; Co-Chair, Nominating Committee

Jerry Sansom  
Governmental Affairs Consultant, JHS Legislative Consultants

Mark Snell
President, Sempra Energy; Chair, Audit Committee

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.S.
President & Chief Executive Officer

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

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