Leadership

Aspen High Seas Initiative Leadership Team

Dr. Sylvia Earle
Co-Chair, Aspen High Seas Initiative; President, Mission Blue; Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society

David Shaw
Co-Chair, Aspen High Seas Initiative; Managing Partner, Blackpoint Group; Patron of Nature, International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Paul Baribault
Executive Chair, Aspen High Seas Initiative; Vice President, Walt Disney Studio; Disney & Pixar Animation: Marketing Operations and Strategy; Disneynature: Marketing and Production

Michael Conathan
Executive Director; previously: Director of Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress; Republican staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Members: Aspen High Seas Initiative Leadership Council

The Honorable Madeleine Albright, 64th Secretary of State of the United States; Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Trustee, the Aspen Institute

Dr. Barbara Block, Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences, Stanford University

John Bridgeland, Founder and CEO, Civic Enterprises; formerly: Member, White House Council for Community Solutions and Director, White House Domestic Policy Council, Assistant to the President of the United States, and first Director of the USA Freedom Corps

James Connaughton, President and CEO, Nautilus Data Technologies; formerly: Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Linda Glover, author and marine scientist

General Stanley McChrystal, General (retired), United States Army; Managing Partner, McChrystal Group

The Honorable George Mitchell, former United States Senator and Senate Majority Leader (D-ME); former United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace

Bob and Sarah Nixon, Oscar-nominated film makers

Dr. Richard Pyle, Associate Zoologist, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

The Honorable Tommy Remengesau, President, Republic of Palau

Brian Skerry, award-winning photojournalist, National Geographic Magazine

Buddy Vanderhoop, Owner and Operator, Tomahawk Fishing Charters

Dr. Edward Osborne (E.O) Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University