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Executive Council

The Executive Council is made up of five Senior NOAA officials, representing the four NOAA Goal Teams, and is chaired by the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes. The NOAA Science Advisor, the NGI Director, and the NOAA Cooperative Institutes Program Manger will serve as ex officio members of the Executive Council.

  • Bonnie Ponwith, Chair - NOAA SE Fisheries Science Center
  • Gary Carter - Office of Hydrologic Development
  • Margaret Davidson - NOAA Coastal Services Center
  • Louisa Koch - NOAA Office of Education
  • Al Powell - Center for Satellite Applications and Research
  • Alan Leonardi - NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
  • David Shaw - MSU Office of Research and Economic Development
  • Denis Wiesenburg - USM Office of Research

Council of Fellows

The Council of Fellows is chaired by the NGI Co-Director and includes one senior representative from each NGI member institution, the NGI Director and the NOAA Science Advisor. The OAR CI Program Manager will be a special advisor to the Council in an ex officio status. NGI fellows and alternates are:

  • MSU - Bill McAnally and John Harding
  • USM - Monty Graham and Eric Powell
  • LSU - Chris D'Elia and Susan Welsh
  • FSU - Eric Chassignet and Felicia Coleman
  • DISL - John Valentine and Just Cebrian

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council serves as the principal interface to the regional stakeholder community of the NGI.

  • Steven Ashby - MSU Northern Gulf Institute
  • Duane Armstrong - NASA Stennis Applied Sciences
  • Russ Beard - NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center
  • David Brown - NOAA National Weather Service
  • Miles Croom - NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Southern Region
  • Alyssa Dausman - USGS Gulf Coast & LMV
  • Todd Davison - NOAA Gulf Coast Services Center
  • Lisa Desfosse - NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Kristen Fletcher - Coastal States Organization
  • Judy Haner - The Nature Conservancy
  • Karl Havens - Florida Sea Grant College Program
  • Matt Johnson - NPS Gulf Coast Network
  • Julien Lartigue - NOAA NGI Science Coordinator
  • Kristen Laursen - NOAA Fisheries Service
  • Larry McKinney - Harte Research Institute
  • Helmut Portmann - NOAA National Data Buoy Center
  • Matt Romkens - USDA National Sedimentation Lab
  • David Ruple - Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Ben Scaggs - EPA Gulf of Mexico Program
  • LaDon Swann - MS/AL Sea Grant Consortium
  • Robert Twilley - Louisiana Sea Grant
  • Suzanne Van Cooten - NOAA National Weather Service LMRFC
  • TBD - MS Department of Marine Resources
  • Jeff Waters - US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Chuck Wilson - GOMRI Chief Scientist

Program Leadership

Robert J. Moorhead II, PhD
NGI Director
Office: 662.325.2850
Mississippi State University
HPC2
Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39562
William H. McAnally, PhD, PE, FASCE
NGI Co-Director
Office: 662.325.2809
Mississippi State University
HPC2
Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39562
Brandy Akers
NGI Program Administrator
Office: 662.325.8814
Mississippi State University
HPC2
Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39759
Steven L. Ashby, PhD
Associate Director
Office: 228.688.3228
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529

Program Staff

John Harding, PhD
NGI Chief Scientist
Office: 228.688.3626
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Jay Ritchie
NGI Social Sciences Coordinator
Office: 228.688.3575
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Maggie Dannreuther
Coordinator
Office: 228.688.2003
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Suzanne Shean
Research Associate
Office: 228.688.2401
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Sarah Brown
Accountant
Office: 228.688.4038
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Sheila Ashley
Facilities and Accounting
Office: 228.688.4218
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Lindy Nelson
Web Developer
Office: 228.688.2561
NGI Program Office
MSU Science and Technology Center
1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Debbie McBride
CI Communicator
Office: 662.325.9333
Mississippi State University
HPC2
Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39562