Not Your Average Joe: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Announces New CEO
Aquarium’s Chair of the Board of Directors Eric Busch is proud to
announce that Joe Handy has been selected as the organization’s
next CEO. Handy joins CMA with over 20 years of experience in
cultural institutions including 15 years at the Georgia Aquarium,
most recently serving as President and COO.
and out-of-the-box thinking from a prestigious and world-class aquarium, and his inclusive approach to leadership will be an asset to our community.”
acumen and entrepreneurial mindset, Handy applied his passion for representation for people of color to his role with the
Research Institute (CMARI), led by Dr. James “Buddy” Powell,
and its team of scientists and researchers who are gathering key
research data on manatees, right whales, and sea turtles.
advancements in marine science needed to protect and save marine life will be achieved.”
the International Career and Business Alliance’s (ICABA) Atlanta Leading Influencers Award, and the Secretary of State’s Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award. That same year, Handy served as Executive in Residence at Kennesaw State’s College of Business for the Fall 2019 semester, joined as a member of the Leadership Atlanta 2019 Class, and in December was announced as Chairman of the Board for Atlanta Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA).
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