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August 26, 2013

Gilbert Promoted to Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Texas State Aquarium

Jesse GilberCORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Texas State Aquarium is pleased to announce the promotion of Jesse Gilbert to Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Texas State Aquarium. Gilbert joined the Aquarium in 2003 from the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum. Hired on as an Aquarist, Gilbert was quickly promoted to Lead Aquarist, Senior Aquarist, Curator of Fishes, and finally Director of Animal Husbandry before being named to his new position.
Gilbert received his Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, and is currently finishing his Master's in Mariculture and Fisheries at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.
In addition to overseeing all animal care areas, safety, exhibits and programming, Gilbert will be providing guidance and direction for the Aquarium’s Maintenance and Physical Plant operations
“Jesse is a true TSA success story,” commented TSA President & CEO Tom Schmid. “He has worked hard to continually expand his skills and knowledge, and he has grown into a strong leader for the Aquarium.”


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