Board Members

Raymond Fitzgerald

Raymond Fitzgerald is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors at The Ocean Exchange. He also serves as President & COO, Logistics at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global shipping and logistics provider for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo.

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Allen Amason

Dr. Allen Amason is Dean at the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University, where he has served on the faculty since 1996.

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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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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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William Brennan

William "Bill" Brennan is recognized as one of the leading water investors globally with experience in equities, project finance, venture capital & private equity.

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Steve Green

In 1986, Green founded Stephen Green Properties, a commercial real estate investment and development company in coastal Georgia.

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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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Conrad Lautenbaucher

Conrad Lautenbaucher is the former Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and an Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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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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Craig McLean

Craig McLean is the deputy for NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research programs and administration.

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Robert Morris

Robert Morris is the Senior Director of Corporate Communications for the Georgia Ports Authority.

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Miguel Oliveira

Miguel Oliveira leads Bunge’s Global Innovation team which is focused on sourcing next generation technologies in four key business segments; food, feed, fuel and fertilizer.

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George Powers

George Powers is an independent entrepreneur and a shining example of Georgia’s home-grown success in the third party logistics business.

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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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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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Trip Tollison

Trip Tollison is the President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority – known as SEDA.

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Scott R. Van Buskirk

Vice Admiral Van Buskirk became Vice-President for Strategic Program Development at Oceaneering Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) in February 2014.

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