Board of Trustees

Webb Institute, Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about Webb.  Membership of the Board covers a wide array of backgrounds and expertise, and includes industry leaders, alumni, the Dean, a Faculty Representative and a Student Representative. The Board functions as the governing body of Webb, and is responsible for making strategic and fiduciary decisions with our institutions’ best interest in mind.  Board members work collaboratively with Webb’s many stakeholders to fulfill Webb Institute’s mission, vision, strategic goals, and objectives.


Bruce S. Rosenblatt (Hon.)
Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC

Vice Chairman
Jon J. LaBerge ’76

Greggory Mendenhall
G B Mendenhal Pllc.

R. Keith Michel ’73
Webb Institute

John N. Costello ’89
Managing Counsel, Intellectual
Property & Technology
Global Products & Services
Laureate Education, Inc.


Christopher D. Allard ’04
Metal Shark Aluminum Boats

Benjamin G. Bordelon
President & C.E.O.
Bollinger Shipyards LLC

David M. Bovet ’70
Managing Partner
New Harbor Consultants

Jack Buono
President & CEO (Ret.)
SeaRiver Maritime Inc.

George Campbell Jr., Ph.D
President Emeritus
Cooper Union

CDR Richard C. Celotto, USN (Ret.) ’73
Vice President, Engineering
BMT Designers & Planners, Inc.

Joseph N. Corvelli ’93
Senior Vice President
Vigor Industrial, LLC

John C. Couch
Vice Chairman
C.M. Capital Corp.

Joseph J. Cuneo ’57
Chairman (Ret.)
MARINEX International

Hampton Dixon ’11
Manager, Hotel Refurbishments
Carnival Cruise Line

John (Jay) L.R. Edgar III ’87
Vice President, Engineering Services
Crowley Maritime Corporation

Dr. Fernando Frimm
GustoMSC US Inc.

Alison D. Granger P’14
Chief Investment Officer
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

John C. Hootman ’01
Deputy Director Surface Warfare Division (OPNAV N96)
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

John A. Malone ’71
Malone Consulting Services

Mark F. Martecchini ’79
Stolt Tankers

Eugene R. Miller III ’96
Vice President, Operations
Bath Iron Works

Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Vice President/Chief Naval Architect (Ret.)
Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding Southampton

Phillip J. Shapiro
President and CEO
Liberty Maritime Corporation

Joseph H.  Pyne
Executive Chairman
Kirby Corporation

Wombi Rose ’09
lovepop, Inc.

VADM Paul Sullivan, USN (Ret.)
Director, Applied Research Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
Applied Research Laboratory

Luther Tai, Ph.D.
Roberts Bay Marina, LLC

Peter K. Wallace ’93
Naval Architect, Deepwater Technology
Shell Trading US Company

Jennifer K. Waters, Ph.D. ’91
Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs
U.S. Naval Academy

Christopher Wiernicki
Chairman, President & C.E.O.
American Bureau of Shipping

Chairman Emeritus
Charles G. Visconti ’55
Chairman & President
International Cargo Gear Bureau, Inc.

Trustee Emeriti
Patrick J. Gilmartin, Esq. (Hon.)
Gilmartin, Poster & Shafto

Robert D. Goldbach ’58
President (Ret.)
MARINEX International

William O. Gray (Hon.)
Gray Maritime Company

David H. Klinges (Hon.)
President, Marine Construction Div. (Ret.)
Bethlehem Steel Corp.

John Russell ’67
Russell Development

Peter Van Dyke ’60, Ph.D.
Managing Director (Ret.)
T. Rowe Price

Honorary Trustees
Charles R. Cushing, Ph.D.
C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc.

Charles Kurz II (Hon.)
President Emeritus
Keystone Shipping Co.

Richard T. Soper (Hon.)
President & Chairman (Ret.)
American Bureau of Shipping

Ex-officio members
Matthew R. Werner ’95, PG’97
Dean and ABS Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Webb Institute

Richard A. Royce, Ph.D.
James J. Henry Professor of Naval Architecture and Director of Research
Webb Institute

James Kelly ’19
Student Representative
Webb Institute