The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

King tide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium tidepool deck

A leader in ocean conservation and education, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is considered by many to be the best in the world. Behind that reputation is a fantastic staff with remarkably diverse skills, all dedicated to earning and keeping that honor. Here are just a few.

Executive Director

Julie Packard

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


Senior Management

Board of Trustees

  • Stephen Neal, Chairman
  • Julie Packard, Vice Chair
  • Tegan Acton
  • Margaret Caldwell
  • Samantha Campbell
  • M.R.C. Greenwood
  • Mike Gupta
  • William Landreth
  • Joan Lane
  • Michael Mantell
  • Connie Martinez
  • Susan Orr
  • Pietro Parravano
  • Christopher Scholin
  • Greg Silverman
  • Louise Stephens
  • Mark Wan
  • Gideon Yu