President and Chief Executive Officer
Vikki N. Spruill
Vikki N. Spruill is the President and CEO of the New England Aquarium. She previously served as President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, the largest association of philanthropic grant-making organizations, and Ocean Conservancy, one of the nation’s foremost science-based advocacy organizations dedicated to the oceans. Ms. Spruill founded the Trash Free Seas Alliance, an industry collaborative that has produced seminal research on the impacts of plastic in the ocean, and helped found and currently serves on the board of COMPASS, which works to empower scientists to better engage in the public discourse on environmental issues. She was also the founding director of SeaWeb, an innovative initiative that worked at the intersection of policy, science, and communications in support of ocean conservation. Her research and leadership helped catalyze the sustainable seafood movement. A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Ms. Spruill studied communications and religious studies. She earned a master’s degree in communications from the University of West Florida.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
P. Eric Krauss
P. Eric Krauss is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the New England Aquarium. He served as an Aquarium Trustee and Overseer from 2001 to 2014. He has served for more than 25 years in senior operating and financial roles in a variety of companies. Mr. Krauss was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of 33Across Inc., a publisher technology platform that powers quality publishers to earn revenue, optimize yield, and gain actionable insights. He currently serves on the boards of A Better City, Boston Municipal Research Bureau, and the BSA Foundation. He received his AB from Dartmouth College.
Vice President and Chief Scientist, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life
John W. Mandelman, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Chair, Kraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program
Peter Corkeron, Ph.D.
Director, Marine Conservation Policy and Leadership
Kelly Kryc, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Chair of the Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment Program (EcoMap)
Jessica V. Redfern, Ph.D.
Director, Marine Conservation Action Fund
Senior Scientist and Chair, Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies (FSET) Program
Nick Whitney, Ph.D.