The Bay Institute Appoints Steven Machtinger as Chair of the Board

Dec 03, 2010, 14:32 ET from The Bay Institute

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute today announced that it has appointed Steven Machtinger to Chair of its Board of Directors.  Machtinger has served on The Bay Institute's Board for more than five years and is also Chair of the Board for The Bay Institute Aquarium Foundation, the governing body for affiliate Aquarium of the Bay.

"Steve demonstrates true commitment to The Bay Institute's mission and played an instrumental role in creating and sealing its new affiliation with Aquarium of the Bay," says John Frawley, President and CEO of The Bay Institute. "We are grateful for outgoing Board Chair Carol Lind's leadership over the years, and confident that Steve will further the progress that she, the Board and staff have made."

"This is an exciting time for The Bay Institute. As a result of our partnership with Aquarium of the Bay, we can now show people the living treasures of the Bay and what we need to do to protect the ecosystem that sustains them," says Steven Machtinger.  "I'm looking forward to working with our board and John Frawley and his deep and talented staff to restore and preserve the health of the Bay."

A Tiburon resident, Machtinger is General Counsel of CODE Advisors, a strategic advisory firm focused on the digital media sector that has applied to the SEC for registration as a broker-dealer. Machtinger has also served as a violist in the Marin Symphony since 1982, and serves on the board of the Marin Symphony Association.

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