Category: President’s Blog

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dear Friend: We are very pleased to welcome three new members of the Board of Trustees who were elected at our recent Board meeting. Patrick Green In April 2017, Patrick Green was named the new President and CEO of L+M Healthcare and the Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health. His appointment was effective June 5, 2017. Prior to his new role at L+M, Green served for five years as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief... MORE »

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dear Friend, First of all, a very happy Halloween to all of you! Below are my two new favorite Halloween pictures, the first one starring Vice President of Biological Programs, Dr. Allison Tuttle: And this one, sent to us by Stonington Chief of Police Darren Stewart. One of our Sea Schoolers dressed up as the Stonington Police Boat. Captain Olson and Officer Cullen stopped by and thanked the future Officer for his... MORE »

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dear Friend: 11th Annual Penguin Walk / Run This past Saturday, the 11th Annual Penguin Walk / Run took place at Mystic Aquarium.  There were 475 participants in the event which raised $25,000 in support of Mystic Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts on behalf of highly endangered African Penguins. The Penguin Walk / Run was started by Chief Scientist, Dr. Tracy Romano, who is an avid runner and who also coaches the cross... MORE »

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dear Friend: Mystic Aquarium Assisting with Stranded Beluga Calf in Alaska A stranded beluga calf, struggling to survive on its own, was rescued from Cook Inlet, Alaska on Saturday, Sept. 30. The male calf is undergoing intensive around-the-clock care provided by a team of beluga whale experts including Georgia Aquarium, Vancouver Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, SeaWorld, and Mystic Aquarium who’ve flown from across North America to support... MORE »

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dear Colleague: Charter Oak Credit Union Mystic Aquarium sponsor and partner, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, is offering to match any gifts made by its members to Mystic Aquarium, backdated to August 14, 2017 and through Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  The match will be made in increments of $25 up to a maximum of $500.  If you bank with Charter Oak or know anyone who does, this is an excellent opportunity to support Mystic... MORE »

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dear Friend, Last Saturday evening we celebrated our annual Ocean Commotion gala at Mystic Aquarium.  The event was attended by 525 people and raised $750,000 for mission programs. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make the evening a great success, with special thanks to the Co-Chairs of the event, Eric Janney and Susette Tibus and the event Committee, Marion Dodd, Blaire Eddy, Mark Fader, Marjorie Geiger, Anne Goldenthal, Louise... MORE »

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dear Friend: ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE Last week the Association of Zoos and Aquariums held its annual conference in Indianapolis.  Those attending from Mystic Aquarium, in addition to me, included Katie Cubina, Andy Wood, Larry Rivarde, Allison Tuttle, Laurie Macha, Nate Fague, Laura Batt, Gayle Sirpenski, Roz Gilhuly , Dale Wolbrink and Tracy Romano. Mystic Aquarium plays an active role in the leadership of... MORE »

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dear Friend: As I write this we are all bracing for Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts go out to those who are being impacted now. Mystic Aquarium has its own emergency preparedness plan which is being activated. We will keep our community closely apprised of any information that is available. We are still collecting donations for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which will provide support for our colleagues and... MORE »

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dear Friend: As I write this our thoughts and prayers are with the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  I know that many members of our community have relatives and or friends in the areas impacted which is a tremendous worry.  Be assured of our support.   Annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Last Friday evening we celebrated our annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Night.  Approximately 400 people... MORE »

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dear Friend: Georgia Aquarium and Tennessee Aquarium Last week I was in Atlanta to visit with the CEO of Georgia Aquarium, Mike Levin.  Our organizations are both cetacean holding institutions and this was my first opportunity to meet with Mike who became Chairman and CEO approximately one year ago, after a productive career in hospitality, including Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Georgia Aquarium We... MORE »