John C. Racanelli Named CEO of the National Aquarium Institute

Published June 20, 2011

John C. RacanelliJohn C. Racanelli was named today Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Aquarium Institute (NAI) by unanimous approval of the Board of Directors. A conservation advocate and ocean health proponent, John Racanelli is president and founder of Racanelli Partners, Inc. of Sausalito, CA. He has held leadership positions at Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Florida Aquarium, served as executive director of the Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Foundation, and has consulted with some 30 business, cultural, and conservation organizations nationwide. The new CEO will oversee the NAI's aquarium's facilities in Baltimore and Washington, DC, as well as activities and initiatives of the National Aquarium Conservation Center (NACC), the Center for Aquatic Life and Conservation (CALC), and the National Aquarium Foundation. He assumes these responsibilities next month on July 18. John's experience, superb credentials, and career-long dedication to conserving the resources of our blue planet are an excellent match for the National Aquarium, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. I invite you to learn more about our incoming CEO in the National Aquarium's online Newsroom. Please join us in welcoming John to Baltimore, Washington, DC, and the National Aquarium!
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