Clearwater Marine Aquarium names new CEO

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has named Joe Handy its new chief executive officer.

Handy previously was the president and chief operating officer at the Georgia Aquarium, in Atlanta.

After 15 years with the aquarium, he took the role of president and CEO for the National Black MBA Association.

“I felt a sense of pulling and necessity to serve the community, which led me to the role with the National Black MBA Association,” said Handy, in a statement. “That same passion to serve is what excites me about the CEO role with Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It has such a rich history with not only the Tampa Bay community but with the military, those with special needs who are inspired by the rescued animals at CMA and, also, the community of biologists and researchers who dedicate their life to saving, and protecting, marine life.”

As CEO, Handy will oversee Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, led by Dr. James “Buddy” Powell and its team of scientists and researchers.


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