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Board of Directors

Majority of the SECOORA Board members at the SECOORA 2018 Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.

The role of the Board of Directors is to guide overall policy direction for the SECOORA enterprise, ensure staffing of Policy Committees, elect SECOORA officers, maintain a high quality of Board performance, review SECOORA finances, and report Board activities to the general membership.  Specific roles and responsibilities related to attendance, policy and planning, membership and voting, committee activities, SECOORA personnel, and budget are described in the by-laws.

For Board Meeting and Executive Committee Minutes, please Contact Megan Lee at

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SECOORA Executive Committee

Chairman: Michael Crosby, Mote Marine Laboratory
Vice-Chairman: Michael Piehler, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Secretary: Quinton White, Jacksonville University
Treasurer: Jim Murley, Miami-Dade County
At-Large: Gary Mitchum, University of South Florida

SECOORA Board Members

Board Members serve three year terms. Terms are staggered and annual elections are held at the SECOORA’s Annual Meeting in May.

Board of Directors as of July 1, 2021

Michael Crosby Mote Marine Lab
Mike Piehler University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Quinton White Jacksonville University
Jim Murley Miami-Dade County
Gary Mitchum University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Conrad Lautenbacher GeoOptics Inc.
William Savidge UGA – Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Patrick Barrineau Coastal Science& Engineering
Evelien VanderKloet Ocean Tracking Network
Susan Lovelace SC Sea Grant Consortium