Monterey Bay Aquarium

Registered Name
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation
Tax ID


Opened in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. We know that bringing people face-to-face with living marine animals is a powerful way to move them to care about the oceans and ocean life. From the beginning, we planned our permanent exhibits as a walk through Monterey Bay's beautiful natural communities. In 1996, we almost doubled our exhibit space with the opening of the Outer Bay Wing, devoted to the open ocean and deep sea. The main feature is the Outer Bay Waters exhibit, the one-million-gallon tank containing tuna, sharks and sea turtles. The aquarium has an active research program. We have groups working on sea otter conservation and tuna conservation biology. About 1.8 million people visit us each year.


Annual Budget
December 2018
+4% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Marine Life Exhibition and Care


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Education and Outreach


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Conservation and Research


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Steve Neal Chairman
Troy A. Grande CFO As of 3/20/2017
Cynthia Vernon Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Wright Secretary
Dr Peter S. Bing Chair Emeritus
Susan Bell Trustee
Margaret Caldwell Trustee
Samantha Campbell Trustee
Caroline Getty Trustee
Mrc Greenwood Trustee
William Landreth Trustee
Joan Lane Trustee
Michael Mantell Trustee
Connie Martinez Trustee
Gideon Yu Trustee
Pietro Parravano Trustee
Chris Scholin Trustee
Mark Wan Trustee
Julie Packard Executive Director
Cristina Fekeci Chief Development Officer
Marian Martha Hahn Chief Marketing Officer
Margaret Spring VP CON & Sci Chief Cnsrv Off.
Teresa Jeanine Merry Chief Human Resources Officer
Charles Aslanian VP of Facility Operations
David Rosenberg VP of Guest Experience
Kevin Kearns VP of Exhibitions
Randall Hamilton VP of Husbandry
Anna Campisi Controller Director of Acctg
Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly Dir,global Fisheries&aquacultr
Nancy Enterline VP of Development
Diane Sena Director Non-aq Property Mgmt Gm
Mary C. Mullen VP of Gift Planning
Source: IRS 990