Serving Since July 2015
Term Expires 30 June 2023
Stewart Lamerdin, President, was first elected to the commission in July of 2015. His current term expires on June 30, 2023. Stewart obtained a Bachelors of Science degree from Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR) in Biology and a Masters degree in Oceanography from San Francisco State University. He has spent the last 20 years managing research vessels and marine operations facilities for various universities. He has sat on numerous proposal review panels for the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research and has played a leadership role in supporting the US Academic Research Fleet through his involvement with the University National Oceanographic Laboratory Systems (UNOLS). Stewart lives in Newport with his wife Cassandra and their two children Louisa and Robert. All are very active in their community and enjoy everything the Oregon Coast has to offer.