Don Perkins has served as GMRI’s President/CEO since 1995. Don works with GMRI’s staff, board, and external partners to drive GMRI’s evolution as a strategic science, education, community institution that serves the Gulf of Maine bioregion and to scale GMRI’s impact beyond. Don is dedicated to building creative, strategic organizations, traditional or virtual, that contribute to solving intractable problems and creating new opportunities in marine conservation, science literacy, and common property governance and management. Don was born in Waterville, Maine and has lived in a variety of Maine’s coastal and inland communities (as well as in Israel and Brasil). Don holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Dartmouth College and a M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Dons greatest sources of pleasure are his family, sailing along the coast of Maine, and an early morning swim or run.