Monterey Bay Aquarium Tidepool Deck
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Leadership

Julie Packard, Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Aquarium's Board of Trustees, has directed the organization since it opened in 1984. Her commitment to advancing ocean conservation has been demonstrated through the Aquarium and far beyond. She serves on numerous boards including the California Nature Conservancy, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She was also a member of the Pew Oceans Commission, which in 2003 issued its recommendations for a comprehensive overhaul of national ocean policy. Ms. Packard was the 1998 recipient of the Audubon Medal for Conservation.

Julie Packard, Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Aquarium's Board of Trustees
Julie Packard

Senior Management Team

James Hekkers, Managing Director
Hank Armstrong, Vice President of Communications
Charlie Aslanian, Vice President of Facilities Operations
Cristina Fekeci, Chief Development Officer
Mimi Hahn, Vice President of Marketing
Randy Hamilton, Vice President of Husbandry
Don Hughes, Vice President of Exhibitions
Teresa Merry, Vice President of Human Resources
Ed Prohaska, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Enterprise Development
Margaret Spring, Vice President of Conservation and Science
Cynthia Vernon, Vice President of Education, Guest, and Research Programs

Board of Trustees

Steve Neal, Chairman
Dr. Peter S. Bing, Chair Emeritus
Jim Canales, Vice Chair
Julie Packard, Vice Chair
Susan Bell
Margaret Caldwell
Samantha Campbell
Susan Ford Dorsey
Juan Govea
M.R.C. Greenwood
William Landreth
Joan Lane
Michael Mantell
Connie Martinez
Susan Orr
Pietro Parravano
Christopher Scholin
Mark Wan