Director's Cabinet

Informed Ambassadors

The Scripps Oceanography Director’s Cabinet consists of a select group of advisors who work toward expanding awareness and support of Scripps’ research, education, and outreach programs. These “informed ambassadors” are community, business, and communications leaders who provide counsel, influence, and resources in public relations and funding to benefit the future of Scripps Oceanography’s work.

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Megan Baliff
E.W. Scripps Associates Steering Committee Chair

Paul Brooks
Active member, San Diego Dive Club
Chair, Scripps Collections Development Committee

Julia Brown - Vice Chair
Advisor to the CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Trustee, UCSD Foundation
Patty Elkus
Mission Blue - Board of Directors
ARCS Foundation, Inc. SD Chapter - Community Advisory Council

Sheldon Engelhorn
Founder, Novex
Trustee, UCSD Foundation

Adam Gordon
Adam Gordon Holdings llc.
Richard Gulley
Vice Chairman, Driver Alliant Insurance Services, Inc

George Haligowski
President and CEO, ITLA Capital Corporation

Salah Hassanein
CEO, SMH Entertainment

J Murray Hill
Trustee for Marshall Field Family

James Jameson
President, LIDCO, Inc.

John Lormon
Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Gregg Maryniak
Corporate Secretary X PRIZE Foundation, Vice-Chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation

William Nelson
Attorney at Law
Trustee, UCSD Foundation
Founder and Board Member, Regents Bank

Elizabeth Oliver
Board Member, San Diego Symphony

Tom Page
Former President and CEO
SDG&E Corporation   

Margaret Scripps Klenzing
Co-owner, The Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Fredericksburg, Texas

William H. Scripps
CEO, W.H. Scripps Company LLC
Trustee, UCSD Foundation

James (Jim) P. Spiers
Senior Vice President, Business Strategy, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.

Stephen M. Strachan - Chair
President, Strachan Exploration, Inc.

Philip Tauber
Chairman of the Board, Seedling Fund

Robert Wilder
CEO & Founder
Wildershares, LLC

For more information about ways you can get involved with the Director’s Cabinet please contact us at (858) 822-1865 or