Board of Advisors

James Delgado

Senior Vice President, USA

Dr. Delgado is Senior Vice President of SEARCH, Inc., the world’s largest cultural resources company.  Formerly Director of NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program. Previously, he was the President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University for nearly 5 years, and was the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum for 15 years. Before that, he was the head of the U.S. Government’s maritime preservation program and was the maritime historian for the U.S. National Park Service. He has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world.   His active participation in the study and preservation of shipwreck sites and maritime heritage has included a founding membership in the International Commission on Monuments and Site (ICOMOS) committee on underwater cultural heritage and the presidency of the Council of American Maritime Museums.