Mystic, Conn. (November 13, 2017): Mystic Aquarium is pleased to announce the election of Martin J. King, CEO of Rhode Island-based Gurnet Consulting, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. King brings his expertise in strategy execution, business process improvement, and technology to the Mystic Aquarium.
“Martin King is an exceptional business leader in Rhode Island and our region,” said Dr. Stephen M. Coan, President and CEO of Mystic Aquarium. “We are honored to have him join the Board of Trustees and look forward to his leadership in helping advance our mission of conservation, education and research.”
Founded by King in 2008, Gurnet Consulting is New England’s premier provider of Technology Project Management Expertise to Fortune 1000 and mid-market companies. Since its inception, Gurnet has managed the execution of $675M worth of technology projects with a 95% customer satisfaction rate. At the same time, the firm has maintained an average year-over-year growth rate of 120%.
Martin is a graduate of Bentley University, the recipient of Mass High Tech’s CIO Innovation Award, Advisor to Governor Raimondo’s Statewide Lean Process Improvement Initiative, a member of Bryant University’s Industry Advisory Council, and mentor/speaker at YearUp.
Mr. King is also an active participant in the Rhode Island Tech Collective, Boston Society of Information Management, and the American Heart Association. He is a financial sponsor of The Wounded Warrior Project, Project Gurnet & Bug Light, Mass Oyster Project, and Ocearch.
With a shared goal of supporting education, conservation, and innovation, King is a perfect fit for Mystic Aquarium.
“Mystic Aquarium is an important asset for Rhode Island, New England, as well as the nation,” said King. “I am honored to be elected to the Board and to advance the mission of the organization, especially here in the Ocean State.”
ABOUT MYSTIC AQUARIUM
Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only belugas. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. Mystic Aquarium receives major support from The Coca-Cola Company, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Resorts World Sentosa and United Technologies Corporation. Learn more at MysticAquarium.org.
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