Chief Marketing Officer
Mimi Hahn directs the Aquarium's Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Online, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Image Resources and Special Events departments.
"I spent summers body surfing, sailing, fishing and swimming in Newport Beach, where I pried mussels from the pilings of my grandfather's dock for bait to catch smelt on an old dropline. The ocean has always been in my life, and my work enhances my love for it."
Mimi has served on the Board as well as Executive and Marketing committees of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Press and PR Committee for the Travel Industry Association of America and the Board of the Salinas Valley Half Marathon. She's currently on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Trends Committee and on the Board of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
A fifth-generation Californian, Mimi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication at Stanford University before joining the Aquarium's public relations team 26 years ago. For 18 years she oversaw broadcast media relations, working with television and radio personalities like Spencer Christian on "Good Morning America," Alan Alda on "Scientific American Frontiers," Betty White and Jack Hanna on "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures" and many others to share the Aquarium's mission. When she's not working, Mimi runs marathons, hikes, gardens and bakes.