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.


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

Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Jon J. LaBerge ’76

Vice Chairman
Gregory M. Matzat ’89
Senior Advisor
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

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
SeaRiver Maritime Inc.

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
MARINEX International

Hampton Dixon ’11
Project Manager
Carnival Cruise Line

John L.R. Edgar ’87
The Glosten Assoc., Inc.

Dr. Fernando Frimm

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

Peggy Harris

Jennifer E. Kollmer ’91
Head of Design and Upgrades
Engineering for Services
Rolls Royce Marine North America Inc.

John A. Malone ’71
Malone Consulting Services

Mark F. Martecchini ’79
Stolt Tankers

Greggory Mendenhall
G B Mendenhal Pllc.

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

Joseph H.  Pyne
Executive Chairman
Kirby Corporation

Wombi Rose ’09
lovepop, Inc.

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

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

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

Michael W. Toner
Executive Vice President, Marine Systems (Ret.)
General Dynamics Corp.

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.

President Emeritus
Ronald K. Kiss  ’63

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

Robert D. Goldbach ’58
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.

Jerrier A. Haddad (Hon.)
Vice President (Ret.)

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

Christopher Johnson ’18
Student Representative
Webb Institute