Meeting the Women Wave Makers in the Blue Economy | American Blue Economy Podcast

June 16, 2022

Meet the women Wave Makers in the American Blue Economy1

In this month’s episode of the American Blue Economy Podcast , our host Rear Admiral, Tim Gallaudet,PhD, US Navy (ret) begins a 3-part series where we meet leading women wave makers in the American Blue Economy. Borrowing from the name of the Wave Makers podcast on ASPN hosted by Tamara Khan, we will learn how women are making many notable contributions in blue tech and the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes economies. Our guests include CEO & co-founder of the Vigil Group, Celeste Leroux, Government Solutions lead at Sofar Ocean, Tosca Lichtenheld, and Patti Gross, Dive Safety Officer at the ocean conservation nonprofit Force Blue.Be sure to dive in and make some waves with us!

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Adm. Tim Gallaudet

Rear Admiral Gallaudet, PhD, USN (ret) is the CEO of Ocean STL Consulting. From 2017-2021, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / Deputy NOAA Administrator, and from 2017-2019 he also served as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / NOAA Administrator. As Acting Administrator, he led the agency comprised of 20,000 federal employees and contractors managing the nation’s fisheries, coastal resources and waterways, weather satellites, weather services, and environmental research, overseeing a $6B annual budget and daily operations of 18 environmental satellites, 16 oceanographic ships, 9 aircraft, 450 boats, and 400 technical divers, 6 supercomputers, over a dozen laboratories, and several hundred field sites across the country. As the Deputy Administrator, he led NOAA’s Blue Economy activities that advance marine transportation, sustainable seafood, ocean exploration and mapping, marine tourism and recreation, and coastal resilience. Prior to NOAA, Rear Admiral Gallaudet served for 32 years in the US Navy, completing his career as the Oceanographer of the Navy. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all in oceanography.