Nauticus Foundation

nauticus-1Nauticus is made possible through a joint effort by the Nauticus Foundation and the City of Norfolk.

Mission Statement

NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.

Nauticus Board of Directors

Nauticus is led by a distinguished group of business leaders from the Hampton Roads community. This board oversees all governance, policy formation, fiscal management, strategic planning and fundraising for the campus on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, which includes Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin, Sail Nauticus, and the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center.


Maryellen Baldwin
Executive Director, Navy League
Virginia Beach, VA

Vice Chair

Mr. Edward W. Wolcott, Jr.
Wolcott, Rivers, Gates
Virginia Beach, VA


Elizabeth Weller 
Executive Vice President of Administration, Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts
Virginia Beach, VA


RADM Charles “Chuck” J. Beers, USN, (Ret.)
Norfolk, VA

Judy Barrett 
Senior Vice President, Private Banking, TowneBank 
Norfolk, VA

Sarah Beasley
Vice-President of Operations, Capital Concrete
Norfolk, VA

RADM Jeffrey A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Captain J. William Cofer
President, Virginia Pilot Association
Virginia Beach, VA

William W. “Bill” Crow
President, Virginia Ship Repair Association
Norfolk, VA

Allen Fabijan
Creative Director, Sinclair Communications
Norfolk, VA

Paul D. Fraim
Fraim & Fiorella, PC
Norfolk, VA

Elaine Holt

Mark Honecker
Executive Director, Chief of Staff Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Fleet Forces Command 
Norfolk, VA

Kari Jacobs 
President & General Manager, WVEC
Norfolk, VA

J.J. Keever
Virginia Beach, VA

VADM Alexander Krekich, USN, (Ret)
Norfolk, VA

John Reinhart
CEO/Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority 
Norfolk, VA

Glenn Sutch
President, Waterside District
Norfolk, VA

Jordan A. Watkins
International Trade Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Norfolk, VA

Ed Whitmore
President, Norfolk Tug Company
Norfolk, VA

Matt Wilbricht
Senior Vice-President, CBRE Hampton Roads
Norfolk, VA