Trustees

Board of Trustees

  • Ben Fackler, Trustee fackler Ben Fackler is an avid sportsman, traveler and conservationist. Having spent a significant portion of his childhood outdoors in the American South, he maintains a ...
  • Bob Ferrara, Chairman, Board of Trustees Bob Ferrara, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bob Ferrara is senior director of Strategic Planning, Communications and Alumni Relations for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
  • David Doubilet, Trustee doubilet2 David is one of the world’s leading underwater photographers.David has shot more than 60 stories for National Geographic magazine since 1972. His undersea reporting has ...
  • Jennifer Hayes, Trustee Jennifer Hayes is an aquatic biologist, writer and photographer specializing in natural history. She is the author of numerous articles on marine environments, with images ...
  • Jupp Baron Kerckerinck, CEO Jupp is a dashing aristocrat who grew up in a castle in Germany. When he was born, Adolph Hitler attempted to present his mother with ...
  • Leonard J.V. Compagno, Ph.D. Director 1-Director-Compagno Leonard J.V. Compagno, Ph.D., the Director of the Shark Research Institute, is the world’s foremost expert on sharks. He earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University, ...
  • Stan Waterman, President Emeritus Stan served as President of the Shark Research Institute for 17 years. A pioneer underwater film producer and photographer, he won five Emmy Awards. Stan ...
  • Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. Honorary President sylvia4 Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. is the world’s most eloquent advocate for shark and ocean conservation. She is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, and ...
  • William L. Bunting, Jr. Esq., Trustee and Legal Counsel BillBunting William L. Bunting, Jr., Esq. received his law degree from the University of Virginia and is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. He ...