The Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit is temporarily closed through Fall 2022.

Our People

Our team oversees the unparalleled exhibits, science-based education programs and hands-on field initiatives that create a community of hopeful conservationists, driven by our mission and unwavering advocacy for the highest standards of animal welfare.

Megan Anderson Vice President of Learning & Engagement

Megan manages a team that works to connect Aquarium guests to our conservation messaging.

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Alex Antkowiak Controller and Vice President of Finance

Alex is responsible for the quality and administration of the Aquarium's accounting, financial reporting, planning and analytical activities...

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Laura Bankey Vice President of Conservation Programs

Laura provides strategic vision and leadership to impact both ecosystems and communities and works in close collaboration with the senior le...

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Sean Beattie Vice President of Philanthropy

Sean provides strategic leadership to the National Aquarium's dynamic development team, building partnerships with individuals, foundations,...

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Curtis Bennett Director of Equity and Community Engagement

Curtis and his team develop long-lasting relationships with local residents and stakeholders, and collaborate with them to develop environme...

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Jacqueline Bershad Vice President of Planning and Design: Experiential Design

Jacqueline and her team are responsible for all capital improvement projects, exhibition design and fabrication, and building facilities.

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Holly Bourbon Director of Dive Programs and Dive Safety Officer

Holly oversees more than 6,500 on-site dives per year for staff, volunteers and guests, and is part of the Aquarium's Animal Care and Welfar...

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Jay Bradley Curator of Blue Wonders

Jay oversees the care of all animals in Blue Wonders exhibits, including Blacktip Reef, Living Seashore and Shark Alley.

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Jack Cover General Curator

Jack Cover is responsible for ensuring that all the species and habitats at the Aquarium are thriving and diverse.

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