Graduate School of Oceanography

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography is one of the world’s premier academic institutions of oceanography and ocean exploration. GSO’s research, education, and outreach activities advance our knowledge of the world’s ocean.

Advisory Council

Dean’s Advisory Council

Barclay Collins (Chair) Retired oil and gas executive, formerly with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; responsible for numerous international oil and gas exploration, production and business development projects, primarily in Africa and the Middle East
Stephen Greenlee (Vice Chair) President, ExxonMobil Exploration Company and Vice President, ExxonMobil Corporation; Member, Baker Institute Energy Forum Advisory Board; and Chair of the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board
Randy Brandenburg Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems’ senior director for naval strategic initiatives; former system development program lead for the U.S. Space Command’s Air and Space Operations and Surveillance Systems; served as vice president of Product Development and Technology for Boston Globe’s online media site.
Lincoln Chafee Former Governor of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; former United States Senator from Rhode Island and Mayor of Warwick, RI
Dennis Costello Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures, Boston, MA
Robert Fetzer Retired Founder Trico Marine Services – Houston TX, Offshore Energy Business, and retired CEO of SeaFarm Inc – an International Aquaculture Company – Greenwich CT.  Current Board Member Rhode Island Philharmonic and South Ferry Church
James Gilbert President, ViewPoint Consulting, Key Largo, FL; founding editor-in-chief and former president of ShowBoats International and founder of the International SeaKeepers Society
Thomas P. Goddard Manager of Brown & Ives Land Co., LLC in Providence, RI
David Gove U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Retired) and former submariner. Served as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy during his final active duty assignment (2007–2009). Now retired / Senior Consultant at Rite-Solutions, a Middletown, RI defense contractor, following 5 years as Director, Undersea Warfare Systems, Raytheon Company – Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, RI.
Peter T. Hahn Professor of Business Management at the Gabelli School of Business, Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island where he specializes in Entrepreneurship education and training for undergraduates. Prior to RWU Peter was COO, President, and CEO of various mature and start-up pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical software companies in New Jersey and New England.
Nancy Jamison Retired Senior Vice President for Visa International; Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Aquidneck Land Trust, Newport, RI
Jason Kelly Executive Vice President and CIO for Moran Shipping Agencies; member of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (Treasurer), the Chamber of Shipping of America, BIMCO, Intertanko, Federation of National Associations of Brokers and Agents; Mystic Aquarium President’s advisory board; Rhode Island Freight Advisory Committee; member, the Narragansett Bay Propeller Club; board member for the RI Commerce
Gregory Marshall President, Greg Marshall Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, designer of international luxury yachts
Robert Morton Managing Partner, Newport Biodiesel, LLC, Newport, RI; former Manager, Marine Science & Technology Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Newport, RI
Christopher Pell Board Member and Vice Chair, The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York, NY; former Partner, Barclay Investments; and former Executive Director, The Preservation Society of Newport County, RI
Carl Peterson Retired international merchant banker for metals and mining in Southern Africa, Asia including China, Europe including Russia, North and South America; formerly with RI Hospital Trust Bank, Engelhard Corporation and Gerald Metals, Inc.; Life Trustee, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and Life Member, Naval War College Foundation
Frank Ray Attorney, Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLP, Providence, RI
Andrew Reilly Managing Director, Accretive Exit Capital Partners, New York, NY
Janet Robinson Board Member and former Chair, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Chairman of the Presidential Board of Trustees of Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; former President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Times Company, New York, NY
Christopher Du P. Roosevelt Attorney, Mount Kisco, NY; former Asst. U.S. Attorney, S.D.N.Y.; former President, Oceanic Society, Publisher, Oceans Magazine; former Vice President, LH Research; former President, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (CT); former President/Trustee, Bermuda Biological Station for Research (renamed: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences); Presidential appointee and Chairman, Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission; present and former trustee/director for several SE Connecticut non-profits
Win Warren Senior Advisor, Business Development, Noble Energy Corporation, Houston, TX
Richard West Rear Admiral (USN ret.), former Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy; former President/CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC; past Chairman of the National Sea Grant College Program Federal Advisory Committee
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