Updated: 26 September 2016

The Board of Directors for the Regional Association for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System are:

Term Expires
Private Sector representatives
David Driver BP America, Inc. Fall 2017
1 William Lingsch (Chair) Vencore Services and Solutions, Inc. Fall 2018
3 Terry McPherson LMI Fall 2018
5 Jan van Smirren BMT Group Fall 2019
Ruth Perry Shell Exploration & Production Company Fall 2019
Governmental representatives
Pat Roscigno Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Fall 2017
Steven Buschang Texas General Land Office Fall 2017
VACANT Fall 2017
Alyssa Dausman Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Fall 2018
Pat Hogan Naval Research Laboratory Fall 2019
Academic representatives
Nancy Rabalais Louisiana State University Fall 2017
Gary Jeffress Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Fall 2018
Stephan Howden University of Southern Mississippi Fall 2019
Outreach and Education representatives
4 Joe Swaykos NOAA National Data Buoy Center Fall 2017
2 Sara Graves University of Alabama Huntsville Fall 2017
Mike Spranger University of Florida Fall 2018
Jean May-Brett Retired, Louisiana Department of Education Fall 2019
Senior Advisors
Worth D. Nowlin, Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus, TAMU
Ann E. Jochens Former Executive Director, GCOOS


1  President
2  First Vice President
3  Second Vice President
4  Secretary
5  Treasurer

Board Liaisons to GCOOS Councils, Committees and Task Teams, as well as GOMA Priority Issue Teams and the IOOS Association

Description of the process for the initial Board of Directors election in 2005.