Each member of the National Aquarium Leadership Team brings experience, expertise and demonstrated success within their respective fields. They also share a passion for our mission to connect people with nature to inspire compassion and care for our ocean planet.

John Racanelli President and Chief Executive Officer

John leads a diverse and talented team of employees and volunteers in pursuing the Aquarium's mission.

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Margot Amelia Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Margot is responsible for the development and execution of the Aquarium's marketing plan which serves to advance financial and strategic objectives, including visitation and the advancement of the Aquarium’s reputation as a national conservation leader.

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Stephanie Allard Senior Vice President and Chief Animal Welfare Officer

She is responsible for overseeing animal care and welfare throughout the Aquarium and Animal Care and Rescue Center.

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Jennifer Driban Senior Vice President and Chief Mission Officer

Jennifer leads the National Aquarium's effort to grow conservation awareness while building meaningful relationships with community, government and conservation leaders.

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Scott Douglas Melton Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Scott is responsible for all philanthropic functions, including capital and annual operating fundraising.

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Ginna Newton Senior Vice President and Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Ginna oversees the National Aquarium's finance-related activities, including business planning, budgeting and forecasting.

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