Search Committee

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On August 3, 2006, the Executive Committee of the WHOI Board of Trustees approved the appointment of a committee to undertake the search for a new President and Director. The Search Committee worked for the past year to lead the overall presidential search process.

Tom Tierney (Co-Chair) — WHOI Trustee
Tierney is the chairman and founder of Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit organization that provides management consulting services to foundations and other nonprofits. He is the former chief executive of Bain & Company and is currently a director of the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education, Harvard Business School, ebay, Inc., and the Hoover Institution.

Tom Wheeler
(Co-Chair) — Chairman of the WHOI Corporation
Wheeler is the former chairman and CEO of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (now MassMutual Financial Group) and is a director of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Genworth Financial, EstateWorks, and Textron Inc.

Rod Berens — WHOI Trustee and Corporation Member
Berens is founder of Berens Capital Management. He was previously affiliated with Morgan Stanley and was head of global equities for Salomon Brothers. He was chairman of the New York Stock Exchange from 1986 to 1987. He is also a trustee of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.

Andy Bowen
WHOI Technical Staff
Bowen is a research specialist in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering department. He has been instrumental in the development of the Jason remotely operated vehicles, and he is now leading the development of the hybrid remotely operated vehicle, Nereus, designed to operate at the bottom of the deepest ocean trenches.

Amy Bower
— WHOI Scientific Staff
Bower is a senior scientist in the Physical Oceanography Department. She studies ocean eddies and boundary currents and their impact on global circulation. She has served on various Institution committees, including the Tenured Scientist Executive Committee, the Access to the Sea Strategic Planning Committee, and the Gender Equity Review Committee. She held the Doherty Chair in Ocean Studies at the Sea Education Association from 2003-2004.

Scott Doney
WHOI Scientific Staff
Doney is a senior scientist in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. He studies marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics, large-scale ocean circulation and tracers, and the global carbon cycle. He was a 2004 fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, which provides scientists with intensive communications and leadership training to enhance their ability to communicate effectively with nonscientific audiences.

Robert Frosch
— WHOI Trustee
Frosch is a senior research associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a guest investigator in the WHOI Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. He is co-chair of the report review committee of The National Academies. He formerly headed research for General Motors and served as administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

 

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