Board of Trustees

Webb Institute Board of Trustees 2019

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 institution’s best interest in mind.  Board members work collaboratively with Webb’s many stakeholders to fulfill Webb Institute’s mission, strategic goals, and objectives.


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

Vice Chairman
Jon J. LaBerge ’76

Vice Chairman
VADM Paul Sullivan, USN (Ret.)
Former Director, ARL Penn State

Greggory Mendenhall
G B Mendenhal Pllc.

R. Keith Michel ’73
Webb Institute

Mark F. Martecchini ’79
Stolt Tankers


Christopher D. Allard ’04
Metal Shark Aluminum Boats

David M. Bovet ’70
Managing Partner
New Harbor Consultants

Dr. George Campbell Jr.
President Emeritus
Cooper Union

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

Nolan B. Conway ’15
Naval Architect
Resolve Marine Group

Dr. John C. Couch (Hon.)
Vice Chairman
C.M. Capital Corp.

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

Hampton Dixon ’11
Manager, Hotel Refurbishments
Carnival Cruise Line

Victoria Dlugokecki ’88

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

Dr. Fernando Frimm
FORA Technologies LLC

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

Roderick MacKinnon
The Rockefeller University

John A. Malone ’71
Malone Consulting Services

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

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

Joseph H. Pyne
Executive Chairman (Ret.)
Kirby Corporation

Wombi Rose ’09
lovepop, Inc.

Phillip J. Shapiro
President and CEO
Liberty Maritime Corporation

Dr. Luther Tai
Roberts Bay Marina, LLC

Dr. Jennifer K. Waters ’91, P’20
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

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

John Russell ’67
Russell Development

Dr. Peter Van Dyke ’60
Managing Director (Ret.)
T. Rowe Price

Honorary Trustees
Dr. Charles R. Cushing
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

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

Jacob Dillistin ’23
Student Representative
Webb Institute