Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Skelly Holmbeck

Executive Director, Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin

Skelly serves as Executive Director for the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin (WRADRB), promoting the sustainable and resilient management of water resources within the Delaware River basin, which spans four states and provides drinking water for 15 million people.

She is also Vice President of Ultimate Risk Services, a startup providing critical cyber security tools for small businesses. She is Treasurer for the Chester County Solid Waste Authority Board, and on the Board of Directors for the Smart Energy Initiative of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Skelly has led cross departmental teams to develop programs to protect environmental resources, manage risk, and ensure communications during crisis in the renewable energy, water resources, mining, and oil and gas sectors.  Skelly led sustainability initiatives for NextEra Energy, where she launched an international partnership with Oxford, TCU, Stanford, UCLA, Duke University, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, USFWS, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to address key challenges to the growth of sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure.  She served as Policy Director for Riverkeeper, and has a background in computer modeling.  

Skelly has a BS in physics from Clemson, and an MS in Hydrogeology from the University of Georgia.  She is certified in Zero Waste and as a Six Sigma coach. 

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”