Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Members

MTS and OES would like to extend our deep gratitude to the members and volunteers who are making OCEANS 2018 Charleston happen.

Dr. Jeff Payne, General Co-Chair
NOAA Office for Coastal Management

John Flynn, General Co-Chair
Flynn Technical Solutions

Jonathan Zucker, Honorary Chair
InterTech & South Carolina Aquarium Board Member

Dr. Dave Eslinger, Technical Program Chair
NOAA Office of Coastal Management

Rick Devoe, Technical Program Chair
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

MJ McDuffee, Exhibits Chair

Dr. Leslie Sautter, Student Poster Chair
College of Charleston

Kevin Mills, Patronage Chair
South Carolina Aquarium

Michael Pinto, Finance Chair
VP of Finance, Marine Technology Society

Charly Alexander, Promotions Co-Chair
NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

Dr. Geoff Scott, Local Arrangements Chair
University of South Carolina

LOC Members at Large:

  • Wendy Allen, University of South Carolina
  • Jerry Boatman, Marine Technology Society
  • Robert Boyles, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Dan Burger, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Jerry Carroll, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Andy Clark
  • Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Clemson University
  • Richard Crout, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Albert George, South Carolina Aquarium
  • Scott Harris, College of Charleston
  • Jared Hartwig, Hazen and Sawyer
  • Debra Hernandez, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
  • Stephen Holt, NASA
  • Liesl Hotaling, MTS VP for Education
  • Paula Keener, NOAA
  • Fred Klein
  • Megan Lee, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
  • Mark Luther, University of South Florida
  • Lindsey McQueary, Atrium Hospitality
  • Mike Muglia, Coastal Studies Institute – University of North Carolina
  • Geno Olmi, NOAA
  • Bobby Pilch, Explore Charleston
  • Dwayne Porter, University of South Carolina
  • Paul Sandifer, College of Charleston
  • Michael Scafuri, Clemson University
  • Noriko Shoji, NOAA
  • Kevyan Sly, Marine Technology Society
  • Christopher Starr, College of Charleston
  • Ray Toll, Old Dominion University
  • David Whitaker, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Susan White, North Carolina State University
  • Albert Williams, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Doug Wilson, Caribbean Wind LLC

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