Board Members

William Brennan

William "Bill" Brennan serves as the Chairman of the Board for Ocean Exchange, and is recognized as one of the leading water investors globally with experience in equities, project finance, venture capital & private equity.

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Mark Bauman

Mark Bauman serves as the Senior Vice President of Smithsonian Enterprises, overseeing efforts to expand the institutions reach through new multi-platform entertainment businesses.

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Phil Beierl

Phil Beierl is the Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) within Oceaneering International, Inc. and has broad responsibility for non-oilfield business.

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Ira P. Berman

Ira P. Berman is Senior Vice President, Administration & General Counsel of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, having joined the Company in 1997.

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Ann Carpenter

Ann Lee Carpenter brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, business development, and community outreach in private industry, nonprofit organizations, and as an entrepreneur.

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Jud Hill

Jud Hill recently co founded and is a managing partner at an investment fund entitled Ecological Service Partners. The fund invests in sustainable land and water assets with a specific focus on wetland and stream mitigation banking assets.

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Angus Littlejohn, Jr.

Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr. is Chairman of Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a merchant bank based in Greenwich, CT.

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Irene Reynolds Schier

Irene became engaged with the The Ocean Exchange™ through her longtime trusteeship with the Sapelo Foundation. This Georgia based foundation has a long history and affinity for water-related issues.

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Kelly Skidmore

Kelly Skidmore has extensive knowledge of the area and the marine industry, and as a former State Representative has strong relationships with state and local business, community, and elected leaders.

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Cathy J. Sakas

As Co-Founder of Ocean Exchange, Cathy stays happily engaged in the global community by promoting solutions to all global issues connected by our planet’s greatest resource, Our Ocean.

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Roger Strevens

Roger is VP, Global Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, where he is responsible for developing and overseeing the global shipping company’s sustainability strategy and initiatives.

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Board Emeritus

Cort Atkinson - Ocean Exchange Co-Founder
Conrad Lautenbaucher
Joe Lombardo

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