(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces the Inaugural Board of Governors

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Executive Team of the Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces the Inaugural Board of

The Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors consists of global thought leaders from diverse discipline to
include: Ocean experts, major corporations, representation from major universities and the federal government.

The overarching focus of Savannah Ocean Exchange is Our Ocean – the global system that connects everything:
environment, economies and health. Each year the Board of Governors set the theme for the next year’s
conference and initiates a global search for best-in-class proven solutions to these Ocean-related challenges. At
the annual conference the best proven solutions are showcased. The 2011 Conference will focus on Coast
In October the Savannah Ocean Exchange will officially send out the global Call for the submissions of solutions.

During the Savannah Ocean Exchange conference the City of Savannah and surrounding coastal communities
invite all to celebrate our Ocean through: · Performances and Presentations · Culture and Cuisine · Vessels and
Viewings · Events and Excursions, through the Savannah Ocean Exchange Public Outreach and Education.

Savannah Ocean Exchange Inaugural Board of Governors

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Director – Danial J. Basta
Georgia Ports Authority, Executive Director – Curtis J. Foltz
The Coca-Cola Company, Vice President of Environment and Water Resources – Jeff Seabright
International Financial Services (IFSC), Ireland, Chairman – John Bruton
Shipbuilding Association of Canada, President – Peter Cairns
Wallenius Wilhelmsen – Logistics Americas LLC,
President of Region Americas, -Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics / Deputy CEO Christopher J. Connor
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia –
Director, Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Use – Jon Day
Savannah College of Art and Design, Chief Academic Officer – Tom Fischer
Georgia Institute of Technology, -Director Georgia Tech Savannah Vice Provost Georgia Tech – David Frost
UPS, Vice President, Customer Relationship Management – Dale Hayes
Smithsonian Institution, Sant Chair, Marine Science, Museum of Natural History – Nancy Knowlton
IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, Marine Vice Chair – Dan Laffoley
Vice Admiral U.S. Navy and NOAA (RET.) – Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr.
Harvard University, Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative – Susan Leal
Independent Film Producer – Stratton Leopold
Gulfstream, Executive Vice – President General Dynamics,
Aerospace Group and President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation – Joe Lombardo
JCB, Vice Chairman – John Patterson
iTECH for Business LLC, CEO – George Powers
Endeavor, CEO and Founder – Linda Rottenberg
GPB Media, President and Executive Director – Teya Ryan
Sapelo Foundation, Secretary & Trustee – Irene Reynolds Schier
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries – Eric C. Schwaab
American Samoa Government, Governor Togiola T. A Tulafono
Author Jack Uldrich
SEAlliance, founding partner of Mission Blue,
Google Curator/Content Editor for OCEAN in Google Earth – Charlotte Vick
Emory University, Director of the Emory Center for Ethics-Paul Root Wolpe PhD.
Paz Energy LLC, Chairman of the Board of Managers – Brig. Gen. Albert C. Zapanta (Ret.)

Contact for more information:
Marjorie Young, CarriageTradePR President, 213 W. York Street, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 844-9990 marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
Cathy Sakas, Co-Founder and Chair Organizing Committee
912-660-7164. cathy.sakas@savannahoceanexchange.org

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