Our Leadership

Senior Team


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Gary Knell  

President and CEO

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Brooke Runnette  

Executive Vice President, Chief Program Officer

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Emma Carrasco  

Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Strategy

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Jonathan Baillie  

Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President, Grants

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Michael Ulica  

Executive Vice President, Chief Operations and Financial Officer

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Angelo Grima  

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Yvonne Perry  

Executive Director of Human Resources

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Laura Hogan  

Deputy Chief Program Officer and SVP, Programs Operations

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Leora Hanser  

Senior Vice President, Partnerships

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Tara Bunch  

Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief Operations Officer

Board and Advisors

Our Board of Trustees, International Council of Advisors, and Education Foundation Board ensure optimal impact of our programs at the National Geographic Society as we push the boundaries of exploration.

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